Malim etc
Note by A Milnes to Dryden As A Critic a chapter of The Life Of Dryden

This dispute between two mathematicians is not the real original of the saying. Cf. 'Errare mehercule male, cum Platone,' Cic. Tusc. Quaes. i. 17. It has been often imitated :—

'Better to err with Pope than shine with Pye.' Byron.

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