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  • To Merula we are indebted for the editio princeps of Plautus (1472), of the Scriptores rei rusticae, Cato, Varro, Columella, Palladius (1472) and possibly of Martial (1471).
  • (As I write this section, I am reminded of the Roman statesman Cato, who was known to end his speeches, regardless of the topic, with the phrase "Carthage must be destroyed."
  • With a philosophical flourish Cato throws himself upon his sword; I quietly take to the ship.
  • It would seem that I made it according to the recipe which Marcus Porcius Cato gave about two centuries before Christ.
  • Old Cato, whose "De Re Rusticâ" is my "Cultivator," says--and the only translation I have seen makes sheer nonsense of the passage--"When you think of getting a farm turn it thus in your mind, not to buy greedily; nor spare your pains to look at it, and do not think it enough to go round it once.

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