Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Herodotus” in chapter 1 of George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor:
...tin prose and verse.
In Greek, I read some books of the Odyssey, I don't remember how many; the Alcestis, and two or three other plays of Euripides; the Prometheus Vinctus of Aeschylus; portions of Herodotus , and parts of Thucydides,—of which last I only remember how I was tormented by the account of the Plague at Athens.
This was the work of between two and three years.
Dr. Gardiner's manner...
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