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462 AMERICAN JOURNAL OP PHILOLOGY.
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.