E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Byron, in his English Bards, etc., speaks of classic Hallam, much renowned for Greek, referring to Hallams severe critique on Payne Knights Taste, in which were some Greek verses most mercilessly lashed. The verses, however, turned out to be a quotation from Pindar.
It appears that Dr. Allen, not Hallam, was the luckless critic. (See Crabb Robinson: Diary, i. 277.)