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IN a lecture-room of St. John's College, Cambridge, a student one
morning, construing the Medea of Euripides came to the following
passage:--

[Greek: All ouk arisophos eimi.]

To which he gave the proper sense,--

I am not over-wise;

but pausing as if he doubted its correctness,--You are quite right,
sir, observed the lecturer; go on.





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