Thursday, 23 April 2009

Lessons from Liddell, Part 3: Time-keeping

The White Rabbit in Alice in Wonderland repeatedly exclaims, "I'm late! I'm late!"

Kenneth F. Kitchell, Jr. in The Classical Journal 84.1 (1988): 52 informs us of Liddell's holiday time-keeping habits:
He brooked no nonsense in his academic life, but was mercilessly teased by
his family when his work on the lexicon at Penmorfa was punctuated each day
exactly at noon with a thunderous sneeze.

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