Monday, May 05, 2014

Schrivener on Erasmus

I love this description of Erasmus for some reason:

"His was the hard life of a solitary and wandering man of letters, earning a precarious subsistence from booksellers or pupils, now learning Greek at Oxford... now teaching at Cambridge, losing by his reckless wit the friends his vast erudition had won, restless and unfrugal, perhaps, yet always labouring faithfully and with diligence"

F. H. A Schrivener, A Plain Introduction to the Criticism of the New Testament, 1894.

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