William Hepworth Thompson


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William Hepworth Thompson (27 March 1810 – 1 October 1886) was an English classical scholar and Master of Trinity College, Cambridge.

Thompson was born at York and was privately educated in Buckinghamshire before entering Trinity College, Cambridge in 1828. Graduating BA as 4th classic in 1832, he became a fellow of Trinity in 1834. In 1853 he was appointed Professor of Greek (to which ... more »

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  • ''We are none of us infallible—not even the youngest of us.''
    William Hepworth Thompson (1810-1886), British academic, Master of Trinity College, Cambridge. Quoted in Collections and Recollections, ch. 18, G.W.E....
  • ''What time he can spare from the adornment of his person he devotes to the neglect of his duties.''
    William Hepworth Thompson (1810-1886), British academic, Master of Trinity College, Cambridge. Quoted in With Dearest Love to All, ch. 7, M.R. Bobbit ...
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