President Barnard of Columbia lately spoke in disparaging terms of the proposed school at Athens. This moves the Times to ire and irony. It says: "Why should our young men go to Athens to study Greek? Is not American Greek good enough for Americans? The American system produces Hellenists like the Yale professors of Greek, who, going down to the Peiraens one day to make a bargain with a native waterman for a sail-boat to take him across the harbor, astonished the man by asking him for a 'transport-boat,' - something that would carry half a dozen regiments of horse. But the Yale professor was any man's equal in the fine-print rules and multifarous exceptions of the grammar. Go to Chicago, not to Athens, for your professors of Greek, gentlemen. In such matters sit at the feet of men of ripe experience like President Barnard of Dartmouth. He knows a good Grecian when he sees him as surely as President Barnard knows a hawk from a handsaw, and when he wants anything in the Greek line he orders it from Illinois."
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