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The World’s Wit and Humor: An Encyclopedia in 15 Volumes.  1906.
Vol. XV: Greek—Roman—Oriental
 
Grammar and Medicine (Agathias)
The Greek Anthology
 
A THRIVING doctor sent his son to school
To gain some knowledge, should he prove no fool;
But took him soon away with little warning,
On finding out the lesson he was learning—
How great Pelides’s wrath, in Homer’s rime,        5
Sent many souls to Hades ere their time.
“No need for this my boy should hither come;
That lesson he can better learn at home;
For I myself, now, I make bold to say,
Sent many souls to Hades ere their day,        10
Nor e’er found want of grammar stop my way.”
 
 
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