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    Alexander Hay Japp
Excerpt from book: Greek Literature. 79 Scotland by the legal profession, naturally failed: so that Greek literature languished in Scotland by a languor which too nearly resembled death : and but for the re-animation occasionally applied to this drooping interest by the resort of Scottish students to Baliol College, Oxford, possibly the very shadow of such an interest would have faded from the land. And yet, in this utter prostration of all that could pretend to the name of a national regard for Greek literature, fallen though this regard had into the chance-keeping of individuals, it is remarkable that amongst those individuals, the most distinguished were advocates." To Baliol College, and also in some small proportion to other colleges in Oxford, not benefiting at all, like Baliol, by any royal munificence of Scotland. chapter{Section 4CHAPTER XVIIL LOTHIAN STREET. "42 Lothian Street" was an address very familiar to De Quincey's friends, or to curious literary persons, for a long period of years. We have so headed this chapter, because the Lothian Street life ran alongside the Mavis Bush life in a very unique way, and to it we are indebted for a more plenteous relay of letters than for other periods. The reason which Mrs. Baird Smith gives in the following note doubtless bad some share in the result:— In all these times, when there seems to have been no letters, we were within easy reach. After my elder sister's marriage, the increase of notes to us at Lasswade seems to me a somewhat pathetic sign of a struggle between his perfect trust in us and a consciousness that it was not :i usual course of action to leave two young women so entirely alone in a solitary country place : and of course he felt this even more when my younger sister was left. He really could not manage his wo...  
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