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" The king has lately been pleased to make me Professor of Ancient History in a royal Academy of Painting, which he has just established, but there is no salary annexed ; and I took it rather as a compliment to the institution than any benefit to myself.... "
Eclectic Magazine: Foreign Literature - Page 19
edited by - 1855
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the collected letters of oliver goldsmith, Volume 2

Oliver Goldsmith - 1990
...history1 in a Royal Accademy of Painting which he has just establishd, but there is no sallary anex'd and I took it rather as a compliment to the institution than any benefit to myself. Honours to one in my situation are something like ruffles to a man that wants a shirt2. You tell me...
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