Pete wrote:Condescend as you will, but if I knew of cheap places nearby, I wouldn't hide them from you. But I beg you, Episcopus, to tell me--who is Stephen, anyway? Is he a bookseller or your boyfriend?
Heh heh heh
OEpiscope, elocutio tibi data superis a deis, iam tibi afflicta est. Si quis 'praereptor' et carissimae amatissimum librum illum Oxoniensis eripere meum temptabit, pede meo ad nates nucesque dolebit. Pro locuto et tu meritus es poenae illius. Hic 'fumus', quam ridiculus; ingessero pulmoni ne quid evadendum. Etenim cur (miror) eum deterreas ne lectum meum tacturus sit? Vero enim Episcopus quidem deiectus lectum esse suum clamavit...
By the way, when I was searching for the O.L.D., there were several sites ( www.alibris.com
) that were offering much cheaper versions than the new one. The older ones are contained in fascicles rather than being combined into a single hefty but reasonable volume like the newest edition. These versions are considerably cheaper, but there is the game of trying to find all the fascicles because no one seems to have them all! Also, many people are well aware of the value of this item and you will have a hard time finding it for a decent price anywhere. I do enjoy mine, but it is of little practicality except when searching for a rare word or an unusual meaning. It is also very good for quotations, but I am very much disappointed with the lack of any English-Latin section.
flebile nescio quid queritur lyra, flebile lingua murmurat exanimis, respondent flebile ripae