Robert Murray M'Cheyne, an early nineteenth-century Presbyterian minister who died in his 30s, once wrote:
"True, we ought to know them [the Greek and Roman classics]; but only as chemists handle poisons - to discover their qualities, not to infect their blood with them".
See page 29 of A. A. Bonar. 1966. Memoir and Remains of Robert Murray M'Cheyne. London: Banner of Truth.
Friday, 5 November 2010
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