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Paul Ferguson
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 Posted: Wed Oct 3rd, 2012 11:15 am
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Anyone know who Dejodée was, referred to in Cambriel's 'Cours de philosophie hermétique'?

"La femelle a été regardée, par tous les philosophes hermétiques, pour la deuxième nature (elle contient le feu innaturel froid) ; ses qualités sont d’être froide et humide, quoique chaude par tempérament ; ses menstrues sont très corrosives. — Il faut la choisir belle, brillance, peau blanche. — Quoique très amoureuse, elle est bien souvent indifférente et volage. — Ce défaut, qui est naturellement trop attaché en elle, ne lui permet pas bien souvent de s’unir à son époux ; elle le repousse. — Délicate comme nos petites maîtresses ; pleine de prétentions et d’orgueil le mari qu’on veut lui donner ne saurait lui plaire : mais en l’habillant et le rendant beau, elle se laisse approcher. — Et quoiqu’il y ait entre eux un amour naturel et aimantin, on ne saurait parvenir à les unir, si Vulcain, qui est l’entremetteur de nos beaux mariages, ne se trouvait humilié et son amour propre blessé de ne pas réussir à faire ce beau lien ; duquel, comme de celui de Dejodée, il en doit naître les plus beaux enfants."

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 Posted: Wed Oct 3rd, 2012 06:15 pm
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My thanks to Bernard Fortin who has pointed out that it is a typographical inversion for Dejopée (= Deiopea), as in Book IV of the Georgics:

Eam circum Milesia vellera Nymphae
carpebant hyali saturo fucata colore,
drymoque Xanthoque Ligeaque Phyllodoceque,
caesariem effusae nitidam per candida colla,
Nesaee Spioque Thaliaque Cymodoceque,
Cydippeque et flava Lycorias, altera virgo,
340 altera tum primos Lucinae experta labores,
Clioque et Beroe soror, Oceanitides ambae,
ambae auro, pictis incinctae pellibus ambae,
atque Ephyre atque Opis et Asia Deiopea
et tandem positis velox Arethusa sagittis.

Around her the Nymphs were carding fleeces
from Miletus, dyed with deep glassy colours:
Drymo and Xantho, Phyllodoce, Ligea,
their bright hair flowing over their snowy necks,
Cydippe and golden-haired Lycorias, one a virgin,
the other having known the pangs of first childbirth,
Clio and her sister Beroe, both daughters of Ocean,
both ornamented with gold, clothed in dappled skins:
Ephyre and Opis, and Asian Deiopea,
and swift Arethusa, her arrows at last set aside.

(Kline's translation)

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 Posted: Thu Oct 4th, 2012 01:51 am
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Paul, interestingly, Bernard Husson had already made the correction to ‘Dejopée’ in the 9th Lesson, 2nd Chapter, in his edition of Cambriel (1964).


http://books.google.fr/books?id=25ACAAAAQAAJ&hl=fr&pg=PA49#v=onepage&q&f=false




Quicherat, Vocabulaire Latin-Français de la langue Latine, p.49 [appended to : Quicherat & Daveluy, Dictionnaire Latin-Français, Paris, 1860.]


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 Posted: Thu Oct 4th, 2012 09:17 am
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Thanks. Yes, I must get the Husson edition - I am working from the first edition which has a number of typos.

Another book to get is the Champfleury, in which there's a chapter about Cambriel:

http://books.google.com/books?id=58V8FydnD2YC&dq=%22pousser+de+puissance%22&hl=fr&source=gbs_navlinks_s

Only available in part on GoogleBooks.

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 Posted: Fri Oct 5th, 2012 02:24 pm
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Paul Ferguson wrote:


Another book to get is the Champfleury, in which there's a chapter about Cambriel:

http://books.google.com/books?id=58V8FydnD2YC&dq=%22pousser+de+puissance%22&hl=fr&source=gbs_navlinks_s

Only available in part on GoogleBooks.


Actually it seems the whole of the Champfleury is available here:

http://books.google.com/books/about/Les_excentriques.html?id=oUNMAAAAMAAJ


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