A friend has shown me a Catholic devotional tract which quotes Matthew 11: 30 with an implied Greek subtext to gar okhron* mou khreston ... estin.
Ah, the wonders of Text Crit! How many hours of unalloyed fun it provides! How fortunate I am to have been taught it in my youth over many short hours by that wonderful Canadian George Kilpatrick ... whose own 1958 edition of the NT, incidentally and unaccountably, omits in its apparatus criticus to record this v.l..
How can such a densely significant Variant Lection fail to remind the English reader of the famous Punch cartoon by George du Maurier (1895), and the immortal words therein of the chinless Mr Jones?
I bet Housman would have devised a superb emendation. Kilpatrick, who was the Dean Ireland Professor in this University as well as being a Staggers Man, once gave me, as a Birthday Present, a copy of Housman's On the Application of Thought to Textual Criticism.
*Ovi scilicet interiora lutea, secundum Aristotelem.