Wednesday, July 04, 2007
I Have Searched
In omnibus requiem quaesivi, et nusquam inveni nisi in angulo cum libro.George Gissing repeats the attribution in The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft (New York: E.P. Dutton, 1903), p. 51, and so does Umberto Eco in The Name of the Rose (1980), tr. William Weaver (1983; rpt. New York: Warner Books, 1984), p. 5.
In all things I have searched for rest, and nowhere have I found it except in a corner with a book.
But I have searched everywhere in the Imitatio, and nowhere have I found this sentence.