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9* S. XL JUNE 6, 1903.] NOTES AND QUERIES.


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LONDON, SATURDAY, JUNE 6, 1903.


CONTENTS. No. 284.

NOTES: Notes on Burton's ' Anatomy,' 441 Ballads am Methodism, 442 Bibliography of Dibdin, 443 Elizabethai Players Byroniana Poem on the Bride of George III. Folk-lore in Brittany, 444 Nash The Original "Uncle Tom " Letters of Dorothy Osborne Duke of Chando and his Marriage, 445 "Stager" "And which" Wi in Unsuspected Places, 446.

QUERIES : ' Christian Passions,' Sonnets -Panton Famil Tongue-pricks Bradberry Missing Statue Wesley'i Portrait by Romney, 447 Primrose Superstition " Privi- legiatus " Goodwin " I " with Small Letter Pagett Inns of Chancery Clement's Inn Registers Atkyns Preston Seven Dials "World without end," 448 ' Six Letters from Pesth' "But this I know," &c. Boundary Customs Boadicea's Daughters Bedfordshire : Lord Lieutenancy" Fin Couleidos " : Stanyhurst Names oi Novels Sought, 449.

REPLIES: Ancient Demesne, 449 " Beautiful city of Prague " Norman Settlers in England Fountain Pens, 450 Water-Emmets, 1705 Villon Popular Myths Pett Bibliography of Equatorial Africa Foster, 451 "Owl- light " Scot "Nothing" Lacaux " Oss " : its Ety- mology, 452 Fees for searching Parish Registers, 453 "Trapeza" in Russian Christmas Carols Hadrian I., 454 "A" or "An" before "H" Sounded " Tongue- twisters "Author and Avenger of Evil Paucity of Books in Elizabethan Times, 455 -Misquotations Gillygate at York " Welter " " Cahoot, " London Monumental Inscriptions Last of the Pre-Victoriau M.P.s, 457 Frank Kennedy Man of Wood and Leather Edward Archer, M.D., 458.

NOTES ON BOOKS : Crisp's ' Visitation of England and Wales ' Percival's ' Ecumenical Councils of the Un- divided Church 'Reviews and Magazines Booksellers Catalogues.

Notices to Correspondents.



BURTON'S 'ANATOMY OF MELANCHOLY.'

(See ante, pp. 181, 222, 263, 322.) VOL. I. (Shilleto's ed.), p. 19, 1. 14 ('Demo- critus to the Reader '), " Experto crede Roberto." Mr. Shilleto did not understand that "Roberto" is part of the quotation. His note is "Cf. Virg. ./En. xi. 283. But probably Burton took this from Sarisburi- ensis, ' Polycraticus,' Lib. i. Prologue." See A. Otto, ' Die Sprichworter und sprich- wortlichen Redensarten der Rorner ' (1890), s.v. Expertus 1, and 'Gefliigelte Worte,' by Georg Biichraann (twentieth edition, 1900), p. 409. It is stated in the last-named book that the words "Experto crede Roberto" occur in the macaronic poems of Antonius de Arena (t 1544), 'Ad Compagnones,' in the third line of ' Consilium pro dansatoribus,' and are cited as proverbial in Neander's 'Ethice Vetus et Sapiens' (Leipzig, 1590), p. 89, and that in Ed. Fournier's ' L'Esprit des Autres ' (sixth edition, 1881), p. 32, a mediaeval line is given which runs " Quam subito, quam certo, experto crede Roberto." From Luther's Letters (5 Aug., 1536, v. 13 in de Wette's edition) the words " Experto crede Ruperto, ut est proverbium," are quoted .


Vol. i. p. 314, n. 3 (Burton's), Part. I. sect. ii. mem. iii. subs, x., "AaKpin^etov yevo/n-nv KCU SaKprxras a.irodvr)(TK(a, (? yevos avBpu>7r(av 7roA.u- Sa/<pvTov, ao-#eves, oiKrpov. Lacrimans natus sum, et lacrimans morior, &c." Shilleto adds, "No doubt Burton took this from Cardan,

  • De Consolatione,' Lib. i. Cardan says Palla-

das (sic) is the author. In Cardan there are four lines. Burton takes lines 1, 3, only." The editor seems strangely dissatisfied with the name of Palladas. Over one hundred and fifty pieces are attributed to Palladas in the 'Palatine Anthology,' that to which these two lines belong being x. 84.

Vol. i. p. 377, 1. 22, Part. I. sect. ii. mem. iii. subs, xv., " Hinc ille squalor academicus, tristes hac tempestate Camense." To the last four words, which occur in the midst of Burton's own Latin, distinguished by a dif- ference of type. Shilleto appends the note, " Probably a quotation." Probability be- comes certainty for those readers who recol- lect the opening of Juvenal's seventh satire :

Et spes et ratio studiorum in Caesare tantum, Solus eriim tristes hac tempestate Camenas Respexit.

The first line of this same satire is quoted by Burton a few pages earlier (369), where Mr. Shilleto's edition duly refers us to Juv. vii. 1.

In the three following passages references to Juvenal should have been supplied.

Vol. i. p. 66, n. 1 (Burton's) ('Democritus to the Reader '), " Pansa rapit quod Natta reliquit." See Juvenal, viii. 96, "Cum Pansa eripiat quidquid tibi Natta reliquit."

Vol. i. p. 74, n. 8 (Burton's), misprinted as 9 ('D. to the R.'): the words " multos da, Jupiter, annos ! " are from Juvenal, x. 188. The quotation from Seneca begins at "De- mentia."

Vol. i. p. 119, n. 6 (Burton's) (' D. to the R.') : "En leges ipsae Veneri Martique timen- das ! " See Juvenal, ii. 30, 31, " Qui tune leges revocabat amaras | Omnibus atque ipsis Veneri Martique timendas."

Vol. i. p. 396, n. 4 (Burton's), Part. I.

sect. ii. mem. iv. subs, v., " Cram be bis

cocta." Shilleto says, "Juv. vii. 154, quoted

memoriter." I do not feel certain that the

orm of the quotation is entirely due to a

recollection of Juvenal's line. May not the

' bis " be accounted for by the proverb Sts

<pa.fj,/3-r) Odvaros, cited by Valla's scholiast,

o be found in several books (e.g., Grangseus's

Juvenal,' 1614 ; Grangseus, in his note on

he line, refers to Politian's ' Miscellanea,'

Baying that Politian quotes this proverb)

which Burton might have handled ?

It is a pity that Mr. Shilleto should have o frequently used the word memoriter in the