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Dated 1771. I–XXVIII. Costa, LF 90 (1967) 1 –8, Stein 3 n. 6. – 15 Jerusalem, Stavrou 64. Dated 1862. I–XV. – 28 Munich, gr. 8. 15th–16th cent. ). Stefanis 70 n. 11. – 47 Paris, Bibl. , supp. gr. 457. 18th cent. XXIX–XXX. Copy of Amadutius (Torraca (1990) 25 n. 21). – 52 Rome, Bibl. Casanatense, 420. 16th cent. I–XXIII. From a printed edition. Wendland (1898) 106–9, 192, Stein 7, 14 n. 3, Stefanis 79, Torraca (1994a) xii n. 8, 94. – 65 Venice, Bibl. Marciana, App. gr. cl. 43 (= Nanianus 266). 16th cent.
But a word exists for a bundle of documents tied together. That word is not ¾rmaq» but d mh. The ‘strings’ or ‘chains’ are probably metaphorical. And so the man, as he enters the courtroom, cuts a ridiculous and ungainly ﬁgure by carrying a bulky jar in the front fold of his cloak, while his hands are full of an endless chain of little documents. This is the kind of picture that Dickens loves to draw, where farce and exaggeration teeter on the borders of the credible. Now see how a style of speech can characterise a man.
His breath will now be pungent. He goes to the Assembly, where he will meet townsmen, on whom he will pungently breathe. And he says that garlic smells as sweetly as perfume. There was (we infer) garlic in his gruel, and so there is garlic on his breath. In the town they smell not of garlic but of perfume. But perfume and garlic are all one to him. And he clomps his 20 T H E N AT U R E A N D P U R P O S E O F T H E C H A R A C T E R S way to town in boots too big for him, and talks too loud. Sound, sight, smell: a slovenly carefree inconsiderate yokel.