Ajax - NOTES TO THE THIRD SECTION

NOTES TO THE THIRD SECTION

1. Side note: The principles are these: Aer non penetrat aquam, Natura non patitur vacuum. "Air does not penetrate water. Nature abhors a vacuum".

2. Sensus non fallitur in proprio objecto] "The senses are not deceived by nearby objects".

3. tertiam partem] "third part".

4. Side note: Puisne.

5. Side note: A true praise of Lincoln's Inn.

6. sans nombre] "Without number".

7. Side note: M. Plat set forth a book of engines.

8. Side note: Ariost. Cant. 20.

9. Side note: Some conjecture, that stale and cow dung must effect both these multiplications.

10. Side note: The author could have said honourable of both; but he takes honesty in this place for the higher title.

11. Side note: Boccacio writes, that S. Ciappelletto was canonised.

12. Side note: if I had such a grant, he that were my heres ex asse ("sole heir") would be the richest squire in England.

13. Side note: I protest Micasmos and all his friends love him the better for it. If you call this flattery, I would you would all deserve to be so flattered.

14. Side note: A worthy matter to be put into a Chronicle, and fit for such worthy historiographers.

15. Side note: The Magnificos of Venice are called Figlivoli di S. Marco.

16. Cara signora, &c.] "Dear lady, please do that which you do in front of shitting."

17. Side note: Theobalds, Burleigh, Holmby.

18. dialecticorum dumetis doctus,] "learned in thorny logic".

19. rhetoricorum pompa potens]"able to parade my rhetoric".

20. caeteris scientiis saginatus] "The rest of these puffed-up sciences".

21. ut sunt divorum, Mars, Bacchus, Apollo, virorum, &c] "As of the gods, Mars, Bacchus, Apollo, so are men, &c."

22. Bellum gramaticale] "The Grammatical War." Side note: This comedy was played at her Majesty's last being at Oxford.

23. gogs nouns] A mangled oath = God's Wounds.

24. Side note: the epilogue, or conclusion.

25. Side note: Three reproofs of this pamphlet.

26. Side note: Answer to the first objection of fantasticalness.

27. Side note: A brief sum of the true intent of the book.

28. Side note: Answer to the second objection of scurrility.

29. Side note: This cannot be denied.

30. Quod decuit tantos cur mihi turpe putem?] "Why should I be ashamed of that which was becoming to so many?" adapted from Ovid, Amores, III 8.14, where regem "a King" instead of tantos "so many".

31. Side note: Answer to the third objection, that it it is too satirical or sharp against the faults of the time

32. Regnare nequitiam et in deterius res humanas labi.] "Wickedness rules, and everything human is getting worse" Side note: Seneca. (Of Benefits, I.10.1.)

33. Side note: Allusion to the former words

34. Side note: A fit rule to be kept, and breeds all ajaxule when it is broken; especially by honourable persons.

35. Side note: Misacmos.

36. Side note: That is to say, what a fool was St. Peter.

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