“The Latins Have Onlie Shallow Rivulets”

Anne ManningThe Household of Sir Thomas More:

“To me he gave a Copy, how precious! of his Testament. ” You are an elegant Latinist, Margaret” he was pleased to say, ” but, if you woulde drink deeplie of the Well-springs of Wisdom,  applie to Greek. The Latins have onlie shallow Rivulets ; the Greeks, copious Rivers, running over Sands of Gold.”

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