[B-Greek] Thomas Hardy, Liddell and Scott On the Completion of their Lexicon
Carl W. Conrad
cwconrad at artsci.wustl.edu
Wed Jul 25 12:29:13 EDT 2007
And since we are engaged in a little Liddell trivia exercise, I think
it is also the case that Liddell did not care much for Charles
Dodgson, a.k.a. Lewis Carroll, carrying on (in Wonderland or
elsewhere) with his daughter Alice.
On Jul 25, 2007, at 12:21 PM, Mark Goodacre wrote:
> On 25/07/07, James Spinti <JSpinti at eisenbrauns.com> wrote:
>> Very nice. I had only heard the limerick by Johnson (I think it was):
>> Scott knew Liddell,
>> And Liddell knew less
> I had a little google and can't find any source for this, but in
> looking came across this gem, "written by a Westminster schoolboy":
> Two men wrote a lexicon, Liddell and Scott;
> Some parts were clever, but some parts were not.
> Hear, all ye learned, and read me this riddle,
> How the wrong parts wrote Scott and the right parts wrote Liddell
> (cited in Kenneth F. Kitchell, Jr., "How the Wrong Parts Wrote Scott
> and the Right Parts Wrote Liddell", _The Classical Journal_, 84/1
> (Oct. - Nov., 1988): 47-52 (51-2).
> Incidentally, note again the rhyme of "riddle" with "Liddell".
> According to Kitchell, who is dependent on Lennon, Liddell so liked
> the poem that he used to cite it whenever someone found an error in
> the Lexicon.
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