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 Honour and Glory Griffiths.Honours (h silent). 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Honour paid to Learning.
Dionysius, King of Syracuse, wishing to see Plato, sent the finest galley in his kingdom royally equipped, and stored with every conceivable luxury to fetch him; and, on landing, the philosopher found the royal state carriage waiting to convey him to the palace   1
   Ben Jonson, in 1619, made a journey from London to Scotland expressly to see William Drummond, the Scotch poet.   2

 Honour and Glory Griffiths.Honours (h silent). 


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