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Hallam’s Greek

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Byron, in his English Bards, etc., speaks of “classic Hallam, much renowned for Greek,” referring to “Hallam’s severe critique on Payne Knight’s 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.)

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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