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    'From the Russell Library…'

    Woods, Penny (2009) 'From the Russell Library…'. Síolta 2008/09. pp. 28-29.

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    In 1808 the following story about a Maynooth student appeared in Watty Cox’s 'Irish Magazine and monthly asylum for neglected biography': A Hungarian, who translated some of Ovid's elegies into Greek verse, travelled through these countries in 1802. He had been in both the English universities, in Edinburgh, and at the College in Dublin [TCD]; at each of which places he conversed with the cleverest men in the Greek and Roman tongues. After spending some time in Dublin College, curiosity led him to Maynooth. It was during the summer recess, and most of the professors were from home. He met a lad about twenty years of age, with whom he entered into conversation. He asked several questions concerning the internal economy of the college; and, among the rest, if there was a professor of Greek on the establishment. The young lad, indignant at the affront offered his Alma Mater, spoke to him in that language with the greatest fluency. The Hungarian was struck with wonder, and afterwards declared that the best Greek scholar he had conversed with since he left his own country was a student at Maynooth College

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: Síolta is the student magazine of St Patrick’s College, Maynooth.
    Keywords: St. Patrick's College; Maynooth; Ireland; Russell Library; Ancient Classics;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Arts & Humanities > History
    University Library
    Item ID: 1915
    Depositing User: Penelope Woods,
    Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2010 15:18
    Journal or Publication Title: Síolta 2008/09
    Publisher: St. Patrick's College Maynooth
    Refereed: No
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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