W. Milgate (ed.), John Donne: The Satires, Epigrams and Verse Letters

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Amicissimo et meritissimo Ben. Jonson In Vulponem

  • 1Quod arte ausus es hic tuâ, Poeta,
  • 2    Si auderent hominum Deique iuris
  • Editor’s NoteCritical Apparatus3Consulti, sequi aemularierque,
  • 4O omnes saperemus ad salutem.
  • 5 His sed sunt veteres araneosi;
  • Editor’s Note6 Tam nemo veterum est sequutor, ut tu
  • Critical Apparatus7Illos quos sequeris novator audis.
  • 8 Fac tamen quod agis; tulque primâ
  • 9Libri canitie induantur horâ:
  • pg 11210Nam cartis pueritia est neganda,
  • 11 Nascantúrque senes, oportet, illi
  • 12Libri, queis dare vis perennitatem.
  • 13 Priscis, ingenium facit, labórque
  • 14Te parem; hos superes, ut et futuros,
  • 15Ex nostrâ vitiositate sumas,
  • 16Qua priscos superamus, et futuros.
  • J.D.
  • 17 De Libro cum Mutuaretur Impresso;
  • 18 Domi a pueris frustatim lacerato; et post reddito
  • 19Manuscripto.

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Critical Apparatus
Amicissimo et … In Vulponem. Text from Jonson, Volpone, 1607; In Vulponem added to title in Jonson's Workes, 1616.
Critical Apparatus
3 sequi Ed: veteres sequi; see note
Editor’s Note
l. 3. There is authority for the hiatus after 'sequi' in Catullus, lxii, 1. 7, 'uno in lectul˘, eruditi'.
Editor’s Note
l. 6. sequutor: secutor, 'champion', or perhaps 'follower'.
Critical Apparatus
7 quos Ed: quod 1607
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