4 Upper Cheyne Row
Saturday, Sept. 27.
I am much obliged to you for the regret expressed in your letter. The epistle of the "querulous Latinist" (as you happily call him) I have unfortunately burnt. I receive a great many letters which I am obliged to get rid of in like manner, and I did not feel called upon to make an exception in favour of my irritable verbal friend; especially as persons of his overbearing sort generally delight themselves with keeping copies. He is some teacher of Latin, angry at my preferring Greek. He makes a remark now and then, on some nicety of syllable, not unworthy of attention; be generally speaking, his criticism is what they call in Parliament "frivolous and vexatious." He finds grave fault with me for not taking care to say that [ ? ] frog saw his ox
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