Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Academic jealousy

…he was still larding his conversation with Latin tags — he’d been a mighty scholar, you see, before they rode him out of Oxford on a rail, for garroting the Vice-chancellor or running guns into Wadham, likely, tho’ he always claimed it was academic jealousy.

Flashman and the Angel of the Lord, p.39, Harper Collins, 1995.

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