Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Mr. Webster” in chapter 1 of George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor:
...ch was in Essex Street; and my father, thinking Mr. Webster might know more Greek than he did, sent me to him at private hours, to read Homer's Iliad.
It was a mistake.
I very soon found out that Mr. Webster knew less Greek than my father, and could teach me nothing.
But I did not tell of this.
I read about half the Iliad with him, much amused by the original, and more with Pope, of which I read the ...
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