Plutarch relates (Isis and Osiris) that a ship well laden with passengers drove with the tide near the Isles of Paxi, when a loud voice was heard by most of the passengers calling unto one Thanus. The voice then said aloud to him, When you are arrived at Palodes, take care to make it known that the great god Pan is dead. [back]
Note 3. I am the things that are, and those that are to be, and those that have been. No one ever lifted my skirts; the fruit which I bore was the sun.Proclus: On Platos Timæus, p. 30 D. (Inscription in the temple of Neith at Sais, in Egypt.) [back]
Note 4. No man is a hero to his valet-de-chambre.Marshal Catinat (16371712).
Few men have been admired by their domestics.Montaigne: Essays, book iii. chap. 2.
This phrase, No man is a hero to his valet, is commonly attributed to Madame de Sévigné, but on the authority of Madame Aissé (Letters, edited by Jules Ravenal, 1853) it really belongs to Madame Cornuel. [back]