Definition of ‘Scholar’


J.E. Sandys, A History of Classical Scholarship”

“The term ‘scholar’, in its primary sense a ‘learner’, is applied in its secondary sense to one who has learned thoroughly all that ‘the school’ can teach him, one who through his early training and his constant self-culture has attained a certain maturity in precise and accurate knowledge. Thus Shakespeare says of Cardinal Wolsey : — ‘he was a scholar, and a ripe and good one’[1] The term is specially applied to one who has attained a high degree of skill in the mastery of language, as where Ruskin says in Sesame and Lilies : — ‘ the accent, or turn of expression of a single sentence, will at once mark a scholar[2]. It is often still further limited to one who ‘has become familiar with all the very best Greek and Latin authors ‘, ‘has not only…

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