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Pedantry

Blimber, Cornelia
“dry and sandy with working in the graves of deceased languages.” [Br. Lit.: Dombey and Son]
Casaubon, Edward
dull pedant; dreary scholar who marries Dorothea. [Br. Lit.: Middlemarch]
Caxton, Austin
erudite bookworm. [Br. Lit.: The Caxtons]
Choakumchild, Mr.
pedantic master of Gradgrind’s school. [Br. Lit.: Hard Times]
Conseil
taxonomically talented servant of Prof. Aronnax. [Fr. Lit.: Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea]
Dalgetty, Rittmaster Dugald
garrulous pedant. [Br. Lit.: A Legend of Montrose]
Fluellen
pedantic Welsh captain and know-it-all. [Br. Lit.: Henry V]
Holofernes
shameless pedagogue-schoolmaster. [Br. Lit.: Love’s Labour’s Lost]
Sampson, Dominie
old-fashioned, donnish scholar. [Br. Lit.: Guy Mannering]
Scriblerus, Martinus
learned fool. [Br. Lit.: Benét, 909]
Thwackum
selfish and ill-humored clerical pedagogue. [Br. Lit.: Tom Jones]