Note 2. Proclus: Commentary on Euclids Elements, book ii. chap. iv. [back]
Note 3. Attributed to Mademoiselle Bertin, milliner to Marie Antoinette.
There is nothing new except that which has become antiquated,motto of the Revue Rétrospective. [back]
Note 4. This saving is attributed to Talleyrand. In a letter of the Chevalier de Panat to Mallet du Pan, January, 1796, it occurs almost literally,No one is right; no one could forget anything, nor learn anything. [back]
Note 5. Words uttered by Comte de Salvandy (17961856) at a fete given by the Duke of Orleans to the King of Naples, 1830. [back]
Note 6. Attributed to Luther, but more probably a saying of J. H. Voss (17511826), according to Redlich, Die poetischen Beiträge zum Waudsbecker Bothen, Hamburg, 1871, p. 67.King: Classical and Foreign Quotations (1887). [back]