Thursday, August 31, 2017

The Great Men

V. S. Pritchett on Edward Gibbon's reading habits during his military service:
He took Horace with him on the march and read up the questions of Pagan and Christian theology in his tent. Sooner or later, the great men turn out to be all alike. They never stop working. They never lose a minute. It is very depressing. 
 - “Gibbon and the Home Guard”

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