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version of Boswell, which would have the triple merit of being 
eminently quotable, of removing the present incongruity be- 
tween the Latin text and the English translation, and of 
eliminating, in a large measure, the danger of misquotation.^ 

C. W. E. Miller. 

' The timeliness of the above remarks is apparent from a very recent 
misquotation, to which Professor Mustard has just called my attention : 
■ And whether he <Dr. Mackail> is explaining the Pervigilium 
Veneris, translating Virgil or Homer, or imaginatively describing 
Virgil's outlook on his native land, it may justly be said of him. Nihil 
tetigit quod non ornavit.' (Proceedings of the Classical Association, 
Jan. 1917, Vol. XIV, p. 103.) 


P. 223, 1. 18. Schikaneder wrote 'Ftihrt Liebe ihn zur Pflicht'. — 
H. C. G. B. It was impossible at the time to verify my quotation and 
a lapse of memory after sixty-five years is pardonable — perhaps. As 
time goes on, I take less and less comfort from other people's blunders. 
Still my slip is venial when one recalls Jebb's misquotation of the 
famous epitaph of Johnson on Goldsmith which appears, and that in an 
essay on Johnson, Essays and Addresses p. 503, where 'nullum (sc. 
genus) quod tetigit, non ornavit ' appears as ' nihil tetigit quod non 
ornavit* (ornaret?) — following carelessly and ungrammatically the 
familiar translation, ' touched nothing that he did not adorn '. 

P. 227, 1. 3 from bottom. Before ' of this sacrilegious encroachment ' 
insert 'in specimens'. 

P- 339, 1- 28. Professor Hutton is not responsible for the identifica- 
tion of the Southern cause in the Civil War with that of Prussian 
Junkerdom. The pellet was aimed at the Northern press and its file- 
leader, the New York Times, and I regret that it hit an innocent 
bystander, who has naturally entered a protest. 

B. L. G.