Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus

Opus Epistolarum Des. Erasmi Roterodami, Vol. 7: 1528–1529

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pg 4152008. To Caspar Ursinus Velius.

Copenhagen MS. G. K. S. 95 Fol., f. 198 (α).

H. p. 780; N. p. 744; Lond. xx. 66; LB. 966.

  • Basle.
  • 16 July 1528.

[An autograph rough-draft (α1), corrected in seven places, either in the margin or above the line, by Erasmus himself (α2), and with the heading added by a secretary. The month-date in a agrees with that of Ep. 2006, also given by a ms. Though α2 represents the letter actually sent, and though its readings were followed for printing, α1 may be adopted here as revealing what was in Erasmus' mind. The letter answers one from Prague, c. 28 June 1528 (cf. Basle MS. G2. II. 80. 117), in which Ursinus had made some criticisms of the Ciceronianus.]

vrsino velio.

Editor’s NoteCritical Apparatus1S. P. Paraphrasis in Ioannem exiit autumno superiore. Eam 2quum Ferdinando nondum Regi dicassem, tamen mea sponte mutaui 3titulum, et Regis nomen asscripsi, idque nondum certus quomodo res Editor’s NoteCritical Apparatus4procederet. Hesychius ille theologus, de quo scribis, iam excusus est.

5Absit vt tibi leges praescribam, sed amor interdum monet et 6memorem. Video nihil esse tutius quam nihil scribere. Gestiens Editor’s Note7significabas tibi delegatum historici munus, nec vlla syllaba signi- 8ficabas id te clam haberi velle; res autem est eius generis vt prae- 9dicari nec Regi sit indecorum, tibi vero etiam honorificum, et nunc Editor’s Note10deploras orbi proditum quod minime volebas.

Editor’s Note11In Ciceroniano non erat propositum omnes recensere. Sat erant 12decem exempla, magisque peccaui quod tam multos nominarim quam 13quod aliquot praeterierim. Nec eos illic suscepi laudandos, sed Critical Apparatus14Nosoponus omnes submouet a laude Tulliani cognominis, licet obiter Critical Apparatus15aliquid laudum asperserim. Beatum, vt meretur, candidissime 16tractaram, non editurus tamen nisi prius ostenso loco. Noui delicias 17ingenii illius. Post venit ad me quasi consultans num expediret 18nominari. Respondi me facturum quod ipse mallet. 'Fortassis' 19inquit, 'praestiterit omitti mentionem'. 'Ita fiet', inquam; 20atque ita abiit. Sunt quos nolim attingere nisi volentibus ipsis. In Editor’s NoteCritical Apparatus21hoc numero propemodum pono Viuetem. Hermanus Phrysius nihil 22edidit, nec quicquam illius praeter vnas atque alteras ad me litteras Editor’s NoteCritical Apparatus23vidi, quibus vere scribis nihil esse suauius. Sauromani plane memi- pg 416 Editor’s Note24nissem, si venisset in mentem. Brassicanus num in viuis esset neseie- Critical Apparatus25bam, neque quicquam ille scripto edidit memorabile quod equidem 26sciam. Quid multis? Ineptii tam multos referendo; multo futurus 27ineptior si hoc egissem, vt ne mediocrium quidem atque humilium Critical Apparatus28quenquam praeterisse viderer. In quibusdam tamen aliquid datum 29est affectui. Et quum hec meditarer, imo quum hec excuderentur, Editor’s NoteCritical Apparatus30venit huc H. Epphendorphius, dira minitans. Sciebam esse fumos. Critical Apparatus31Tamen nec Beato nec Bero persuadere potui, donec ipsi re comperta Critical Apparatus32sentirent hominis Thrasonismum.

Editor’s Note33Vereor ne Viennae veniat vsu quod Noremberge. Sunt professores Critical Apparatus34magno conducti, sed desunt auditores. Et nescio quo fato fit, qui Critical Apparatus35eas litteras profitentur, spirant nonnihil Luteranismi. Verum hac Editor’s NoteCritical Apparatus36de re scripsi Ioanni Fabro. Gabrieli Saucio queso vt meis verbis dicas 37salutem et amanter et diligenter. Bene vale.

Critical Apparatus38Datum Basil. 17. Cal. Augusti. An. 1528.

Editor’s Note39O te crudelem qui tot reges, tot Cesares, tot pontifices sic in arctum 40compegeris!

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tit. Vrsino Velio add. amanuensis: erasmvs roterodamvs vrsino velio s. d. H.
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1. S. P. om. H.
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1. Paraphrasis] See Ep. 1333: but of the edition mentioned here I can find no trace. None of the later authorized editions contain the change in Ferdinand's title here indicated—a change which it was natural and proper to make. It is difficult to suppose any error of memory; and therefore it seems that this edition of 1527 has completely disappeared.
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4. de quo scribis add. H.
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4. Hesychius] Isychii presbyteri Hierosolymorum in Leuiticum libri septem, Basle, Cratander, March 1527: an early Latin translation edited by Sichardus from mss. at Lorsch and Strasburg. See P. Lehmann, Jo. Sichardus, 1912, p. 48.
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7. historici munus] Cf. Ep. 1917. 15.
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10. deploras] Evidently that the history of the war in Hungary on which he was now beginning (Ep. 548. 4n), had been mentioned in the Ciceronianus (LB. i. 1015ab).
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11. Ciceroniano] See Ep. 1948; and cf. Epp. 2040. 11–14, 2056. 21–4.
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14. Nosoponos H.
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15. asperserim H: aspersi α.
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21. propemodum add. α2.
α N3: Hermannus H Lond.
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21. Viuetem] For the delicacy of Erasmus' relations with him now cf. Ep. 2026. 3–6.
Phrysius] See Epp. 903. 12n, 1978, 2056.
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23. quibus … suauius add. H.
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23. Sauromani] See Ep. 1342. 323n.
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2008. 24. Brassicanus] See Ep. 1146.
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2008. 25. scripto edidit α2: scriptum α1.
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25–6. quod equidem sciam add. H.
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28. H: videreer α.
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30. H. Epphendorphius α1: meus Thraso α2: meus ille Thraso H.
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30. fumos] Cf. Ep. 1934. 170.
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31. Beato nec Bero α1: amicis α2.
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32. Thrasonismum α1: fumos α2: praestigias H.
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33. Noremberge] Cf. Epp. 1901. 19–21, 2006. 15–17.
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34. qui α1: vt qui α2.
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35. spirant α1: fere spirent α2.
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36. Ioanni add. H.
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36. scripsi] See Ep. 2006 introd.
Saucio] Possibly Gabr. Salamanca (Ep. 2098n) is intended.
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38. 17 α: vii H.
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39. tot reges] Evidently Ursinus' Monosticha regum Italiae …, tum Caesarum … Monosticha summorum Pontificum …, Vienna, J. Singren, March 1528; with a preface, dated 20 March, to Bernard of Cles, Ferdinand's supreme chancellor.
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