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XX Make Thy Option which of two who does not look back with some slight envy to the period when Professor Popkin could dwell with longing on that coming day when he could retire from his Harvard Professorship of Greek and read the authors? He actually resigned in 1833, and had for nearly twenty years the felicity for which
Since all advisers bid us read only the best books, why not follow their counsel, and keep to Aeschylus and Homer?
Who could have foreseen, in Dr. Popkin's day, the vast expansion of modern literatures, which, after exhausting all the Latin races, keeps opening upon us new treasure-houses elsewhere; so that Mr. H s?
I am not now speaking with any special reference to the Greeks.
The fate of the ancient classics among us was long since settled.
When the successor of Dr. Popkin was made President of Harvard College, in 1860, he virtually surrendered his traditions by translating the Greek quotations in his Inaugural Address; and what P