Indeed the pangs of the anthologist, if he has conscience, are burdensome.
But the anthologist had not been 'wrapped up' like the rest of us.
Its director was a man of letters and an anthologist of repute.
1630s, "collection of poetry," from Latin anthologia, from Greek anthologia "collection of small poems and epigrams by several authors," literally "flower-gathering," from anthos "a flower" (see anther) + logia "collection, collecting," from legein "gather" (see lecture (n.)). Modern sense (which emerged in Late Greek) is metaphoric, "flowers" of verse, small poems by various writers gathered together.