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note c. Unicuique … videtur . Cf. Seneca, De tranquillitate 10.6.

14–15,d. as the Vejentes were to the Romanes. See Livy 2.48.7.

17. as Erasmus comforted himselfe. The reference is probably to the letter of 8 July 1514 to Servatius (Allen 296), which Burton could have found in P. Merula, Vita Des. Erasmi (1607), p. 17.

26. sharkers. Tricksters.

Cunnicatchers. Frauds.

prolers. Robbers.

29–30,e. Hœc … nos . 'If you and I didn't do such things it was poverty that prevented us'; Terence, Adelphoe 103–4.

2.207:1. Non … facultas . 'It was not the will that was lacking but the means.'

4,f. Cf. 'Qui cavet ne decipiatur, vix cavet, cum etiam cavet: | etiam, cum cavisse ratus est, saepe is cautor captus est' ('The man who is on pg 266guard against being deceived isn't really on guard even when he is on the alert; even when he thought he had taken precautions the watchful man has often enough been taken in'; Plautus, Captivi 255–6).

7. sicarii. Assassins.

15,g. hic furor … perpetuus . 'May this madness, O Gods, always be with me!'; Petronius, Satyricon (1587), p. 161. This is the last line of the epigram, actually by Seneca, of which the first line is quoted at 1.109:16–17; see note ad loc.

16–17. Nihil … jucundissima . Ajax 554.

17–18. iners … ignorantia . Seneca, Oedipus 515.

20–1. that illiterate Virginian simplicity. Cf. 1.74:17; 2.142:4–5.

note h. Si … audires . Barth, Pornoboscodidascalus, p. 138.

note i. Busbequius. Epistolae legationis Turcicae 3 ((1595), p. 125); cf. 3.424:r.

Sandes. G. Sandys, Relation (1615), p. 56.

note j. Quis … frui . Andreae, Menippus 65, p. 120.

30. quàm sapere & ringi. Horace, Epist. 2.2.128.

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