Omniana/Volume 1/Επεα πτερόεντα

Omniana/Volume 1  (1812)  by Robert Southey
Επεα πτερόεντα i.e. Hasty Words by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

118. Επεα πτεροεντα, i.e. Hasty Words.

I crave mercy (at least of my contemporaries: for if the Omniana should outlive the present generation, the opinion will not need it), but I could not help writing in the blank page of a very celebrated work the following passage from Picus Mirandola in Epist. ad Hermol. Barb.

Movent mihi stomachum Grammatistæ quidam, qui cum duas tenuerint vocabulorum origines, ita se ostentant, ita venditant, ita circumferunt jactabundi ut præ ipsis pro nihilo habendos Philosophos arbitrentur.