… his work is full of allusions which most of us will not get, to Homer as well as to Shakespeare, and many, many other lesser names once commonly read, now forgotten. This is probably the last faint echo in our cultural life of the old Classical education which the Public Schools used to provide, melancholy, beautiful, contemplative, best suited to summer evenings as the shadows lengthen, or to autumn days by the river Cam as the yellow leaves begin to fall on sheeted, chained-up punts.
Sunday, June 10, 2018
… Time for a Raven Revival? - Mail Online - Peter Hitchens blog. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)