Excerpt from The Journal of Philology, 1874, Vol. 5
This is all I care to say on the question of citation. The only concern which I feel about it on personal grounds is the desire to have it understood that what is censured in my pro cedure in this matter has arisen out of a theory which I hold: and not from any failure of respect for one whom I have long been taught to regard as amongst the foremost of living Grecians, and as a most generous and high-minded English gentleman. The tacit compliment that is implied in his think ing it a matter of importance to the cause of literature, whether he is fairly treated in my book or not, would be a source of unmingled gratification to me, but for the pain of seeing that I have unintentionally wounded him. And I frankly own that I feel a certain regret, when I think that a slight difference of treatment would perhaps have won for me his full and hearty recognition.
II. For in our principles of interpretation it would really, seem that we are at one. At least I can hardly take exception to Dr Kennedy's statement of his design.
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