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Cherephon.

XCI.

D’une chauvesouris Cherephon print le nom:
Car pour estudier il veilloit sans cesser.
Sa face s’enfuma, sa voix vint crisser,
Parquoy tresjustement il acquit tel surnom.[1]

Commentaires.

Cerephon Athenien, disciple de Socrates, s’opi-
niastra tellement estudier, qu’estant estrangement
affoibli par ses veilles nocturnes, il en devint pasle &
maigre extremement: si que par gausserie on l’appe-
loit choutte ou chauvesouris. S’appliquer sans cesse
l’estude des arts liberaux, fait devenir maigre: La
maigreur sans doute, diminue la voix: la suye des
lampes rend la face noire & enfumee.

Notes:

1. Chaerophon, a distinguished disciple of Socrates, was nick-named ‘The Bat’ and ‘Boxwood’ for his pale complexion and poor health, supposedly brought on by excessive study. See Aristophanes, Aves, 1564; Philostratus, Vitae sophistarum, 1.482.


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