Annotations on the blank pages at the back of the volume include an index that bears quotations by figures such as Saint Augustine and John the Baptist, in Latin and French, together with the words ‘Let no day go by without a drawn line to show for it’ (‘Nulla dies abeat quin linea ducta supersit’). Penned by the Italian humanist Publio Fausto Andrelini, this famous adage derives from a passage in Pliny the Elder’s Natural History, hailing the assiduousness with which the ancient Greek artist Apelles practised his art. Its presence in this dictionary, opposite the annotated index, would appear to act as a motivation for the committed reader who was collecting the quotes.
Author: Peter Dasypodius
Title: Dictionarium Latinogermanicum et vice versa Germanicolatinum (Strasbourg, 1541)
Shelfmark: G.6.23 (catalogue record)