Ajax - NOTES TO AN APOLOGY

NOTES TO AN APOLOGY

1. Side note: All this is sweetened with this one sentence; Humani nihil a me alienum puto. ("I regard nothing human as foreign to me" Terence, The self-tormentor, act i l.77) or, Dulcia non meruit qui dedignatur amara. ("He who has despised the bitter does not deserve the sweet")

2. Side note: Fidelis servus perpetuus asinus ("A faithful servant is always a beast of burden.")

3. As in praesenti, perfectum format in avi, ut no, nas, knavi] A pun on a school mnemonic for remembering Latin grammaró"-as in the present, forms the perfect in
-avi, as in no, nas, navi, &c.")

4. Side note: Quae mala sint Domini, quae servi commoda nescis. Condile, qui servum, te genus esse diu.("Having been a servant for a long time, Condylus, you do not realise how unhappy masters can be, or how easy a servant's life") By your leaves, masters.

5. Side note: Horace (Epistles bk 1. Ep. 18 l. 28-29)

6. Side note: Nolo stercus curiae dici Glauciam. De orat. 157. ("I would not call Glaucis "the shit of the senate." Cicero, On Oratory, Bk. iii. par 41.) Supra stercus injectum. De divinat. 92 ("I was cast into the dung" Cicero, On Divination, Bk. i. par 27)

7. Side Note : Oratio in Pisonem ("The oration against Piso")

8. Cum hac me peste, &c.] "Should I compare myself to this plague, this disgrace? Do you remember, you filth, when you came out of a hovel with your head wrapped up and in slippers? You breathed the filthy stink of a cheap eating-house on us. Where you replied most disgracefully to us with foul-smelling belching."

9. Side note: Pauci tua lutulenta vitia noveramus, Epicure ex hara producte. "Few of us knew of your filthy life, O you Epicurus bred in a pigsty."

10. purgare and reficere cloacam "Cleaning and repairing a sewer."

11. Side note: O matter, slovenly to be seen, to be heard, hateful, &c. Orat. in M. Ant. II.

12. O rem non modo, &c.] "A filthy thing not to be seen or even heard of, &c; but in an assembly of the Roman people, a man holding a public office, in whom it would have been disgraceful even to belch, he filled his own bosom and the whole tribunal with fragments of what he had been eating reeking with wine." (C. M. Yonge.)

13. M. T. C.] i.e. Marcus Tullius Cicero.

14. Side note: Grammarians, Musicians, Dancers, Fencers.

15. Side note: A good trial of what spirit a book is written in.

16. sillogistice: by means of a syllogism. Side note: This is to you that be scholars.

17. Side note: A syllogism in Bocardo.

18. Side note: A syllogism in the first mood of the second figure.

19. I would our festino had been coelarent;] Technical terms in formal logic. A festino is "the mnemonic name of a mood of the second figure of syllogism having the major premise negative and the minor particular", coelarent is "a term designating the second mood of the first figure of syllogisms, in which the major premiss and the conclusion are universal negatives, and the minor premiss a universal affirmative."

20. Side note: Eagles stoop not at flies.

21. Side Note: This I learn of my cousin M. Thomas Cicero, to, praise myself.

22. Side note: Milford.

23. Side note: Waterford; because it is on ths side the English pale.

24. Side note: The first, they call God's service: the second, they call the Queen's service; the third, some think the devil's service.

25. Side note: Now if the man such praise will have,/Then what must he that keeps the knave. Dametas in Arcadia

26. Side note: It is good to set a name to the book: For a book without name may be called a libel.

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