Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Simonides” in chapter 1.1 of Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 2:
...ish classics from Chaucer downwards.
A few pages of A Week yield quotations from Emerson, Ovid, Quarles, Channing, , Gower, Lydgate, Virgil, Tennyson, Percy's , Byron, Milton, Shakespeare, Spenser, Simonides .
As Lowell remarks, His literature was extensive and recondite.
The truth is, Thoreau was a man of letters, whose great ambition was to study and to write books.
During and after his college ...
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