WITH CORRECTIONS AND ADDITIONS;
Είπε τις, Ηράκλειτε, τεόν μόρον ές δε με δάκρυ
ήγαγεν εμνήσθην δ' δσσάκις αμφότεροι
ήλιον έν λέσχη καθεδύσαμεν, αλλά σύ μέν που,
ζειν' Αλικαρνασσεύ, τέφρα πάλαι σποδίης
αι δε τεαι ζώουσιν αηδόνες, ήσαν και πάντων
απρακτήρ Αίδης ουκ έπ: χείρα βαλεϊ.
But it is now time to sound a retreat, and to desire to be excused of this pursuit ;
and withal, that the good intent which hath moved me, may be accepted in place of a
better reason. Impossible I know it is to please all. Seneca hath said it, and so do I:
“ Unus mihi pro populo erat ;" or, as it hath since lamentably fallen out, I may borrow
the resolution of an ancient philosopher, “Satis est unus, satis est nullus." For it was for
the service of my inestimable friend that I undertook this work. It pleased him to peruse
some part thereof, and to pardon what was amiss. It is now left to the world without
a master ; from which all that is presented, hath received both blows and thanks. But
these discourses are idle. I know that as the charitable will judge charitably ; so
against those, qui gloriantur in malitid, my present adversity hath disarmed me.
SIR WALTER RALEIGH.