Known Only By My Notes

From Porsoniana:

“When asked why he had written so little, Porson replied, ‘I doubt if I could produce any original work which would command the attention of posterity. I can be known only by my notes: and I am quite satisfied if, three hundred years hence, it shall be said that one Person lived towards the close of the eighteenth century, who did a good deal for the text of Euripides.'”

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