COMMENTARY NOTES

I.1 English sidenote: The effect of the inditement after the legal forme of the Common Law of England.
I.1 Cf. Tacitus, Historiae I.xxxviii.12, nullus cunctationis locus est in eo consilio quod non potest laudari nisi peractum.
I.15 The Warden of the Cinque Ports was Henry Howard, Earl of Northampton, a Catholic although a loyalist.
III.1 Cf. Ps. - Cicero, Epistula ad Octavianum vii.1, quisnam tali futurus ingenio est qui possit haec ita mandare litteris ut facta non ficta videantur esse?
III.2 Ovid, Heroides xvii.130.
III.3 Truth is called filia temporis by an anonymous writer quoted by Aulus Gellius XII.xi.7.
III.7 English sidenote Psalm 83. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.
III.21 Cf. Cicero, Pro Caelio lxxviii.11, hominem sine re, sine fide, sine spe, sine sede, sine fortunis, ore, lingua, manu.
III.21 Latin and English sidenote: De Excommunicatione tit. 27, sect. 1, fol. 116.
III.21 Latin and English sidenote: De Occultis tit. 42, sect. 2, fol. 193.
III.22 The English text identifies this quote as coming from Creswell’s Philopater sect. 2, p. 109.
III.22 A quote from the Litany of the Book of Common Prayer.
III.25 Psalm 81:6.
III.25 Cf. Seneca, Agamemnon 5, En horret animus et pa
vor membra excutit.
III.25 Cf. the Vergilian tag vox faucibus haesit (Aeneid II.774, III.48, IV.280, XII.868).
III.25 English sidenote: Psalm 86.14.
III.25 English sidenote, Psalm 141.11.
III.25 English sidenote: Psalm 124.1.
III.27 Perhaps the distinguished Londoner Sir William Cornwallis, or maybe his father.
III.27 In this sentence (not translated by Camden) the point is that, like a number of subsequent Jacobean writers, Attorney General Coke was insinuating a pun between the surname Fawkes and the French word faux.
III.30 Cf. I Kings 19:8 - 12.
III.37 Psalm 119:2.
III.42 Ovid, Ars Amatoria I.655f.
III.51 Ovid, Metamorphoses I.84f.
III.57 Matthew 3:9.
III.63 Psalm 108:9 ff.
IV.3 Vergil, Aeneid I.574, Tros Tyriusque mihi nullo discrimine agetur.
IV.4 Matthew 12:25.
IV.4 Livy XXXVIII.xvii.13.
IV.5 What Caesar is supposed to have said as he crossed the Rubicon.
IV.7 II Samuel 20:1.
V.1 Luke 8:17.
V.1 Cf. Job 5:13, et consilium pravorum dissipat.
V.19 Luke 19:22.
VI.1 Seneca, Epistulae Morales ad Lucilium xxvii.9.
VI.2 English sidenote: Ecclesiastes 8:11.
VI.9 Vergil, Aeneid II.6.
VI.10 English sidenote: Matthew 23:37 (also Luke 13:34).
VI.13 The speaker seems to have been mistaken about the date: Camden describes the downfall of all these traitors, including Cullen, in his Annales Rerum Anglicarum et Hibernicarum Regnante Elizabetha for the year 1594.
VI.14 Camden wrote about Squire’s comical attempt to assassinate Elizabeth in his Annales for the year 1598.
VI.16 English sidenote: Clement 8.
VI.17 English sidenote: Sancta Margareta regina Scotorum in calendario Romano [St. Margaret, Queen of Scotland, is in the Roman calendar].
VI.17 English sidenote: Davit hath the Epit. of Pius in Hector Boetius Maior and Scotironicon.
VI.17 English sidenote: Maud is stiled Bona by the stories of those times.
VI.18 Psalm 90:6.
VI.31 John 11:50.
VI.32 Hebrews 12:1.
VI.34 English sidenote: Socratis Historia.
VI.35 Psalm 105:39.
VI.38 Vergil, Aeneid I.605f.
VI.38 Psalm 100:3.
VI.44 I Kings 22:20.
VI.46 See the note on I.1.
VI.53 This passage is based on Psalm 63:7 - 10.
VII.25 Exodus 8:19, 31:18, Deuteronomy 9:10, Luke 11:20.
VII.25 Hebrews 12:1.
VII.36 Ps.-Cicero, In Sallustium xii.
VII.40 Cicero, Pro Cluentio cxxviii.6.
VIII.1 See the note on VI.32.
VIII.2 I Esdras 4:37.
VIII.3 Livy X.xxiv.13.
VIII.3 I Corinthians 8.26.
VIII.4 See the note on V.19.
VIII.5 Horace, Ars Poetica 5.
VIII.6 Rosa solis was a drink of sugared sack popular at the time, iscobah is whiskey.
VIII.6 2 Peter 2:22.
VIII.6 Ecclesiasticus 34:30.
VIII.6 Matthew 13:29.
VIII.6 Vergil, Aeneid I.11.
VIII.11 Wisdom 17:10.
VIII.13 Genesis 3:14.
VIII.13 Ib. 3:15.
VIII.13 Ib. 3:1.
VIII.13 Ib. 3:4.
VIII.13 Revelations 12:4.
VIII.13 2 Peter 1:19.
VIII.13 Song of Solomon 4:12.
VIII.13 Vergil, Eclogue i.66.
VIII.14 Evidently a badly remembered quotation of 1 Corinthians 1:20, nonne stultam fecit Deus sapientiam huius mundi.
X.4 Isaiah 6:5.
X.4 Luke 19:40.
X.6 Daniel 5:27.
X.7 I Kings 19:11.
X.7 Vergil, Aeneid VII.312 (with movebas for movebo).
X.7 John 10:33.
X.7 1 Peter 3:17.
X.7 1 Samuel 25:10.
X.8 Matthew 5:20.
X.9 This and the following quotations are from Genesis 48:6f. (with in malitia for in voluntate).
X.9 Ib. 48:5.
X.10 English sidenote: William Rufus..
X.12 English sidenote: John.
X.16 English sidenote: Richard 2.
X.20 English sidenote: Henry 6.
X.23 English sidenote: Henry 7.
X.24 English sidenote: Henry 8.
X.26 English sidenote: Maria Regina.
X.26 English sidenote: Maria Regina Scotiae.
X.26 English sidenote: Elizabetha Regina.
X.27 In 1568 the Scots Latin poet George Buchanan wrote a scurrilous attack on Mary Queen of Scots entitled The Detection.
X.27 See the note on IV.3.
X.27 Luke 19:21.
X.27 Romans 9:3.
X.27 A paraphrase or misremembered quotation of Seneca, De Beneficiis II.xxvii.4.
X.27 I do not recognize the source of the quotation, unless it is a very distorted recollection of Seneca, Dialogues V.xxxi.3, Age potius gratias pro his quae accepisti; reliqua expecta et nondum plenum esse te gaude: inter uoluptates est superesse quod speres.
X.28 John 4:7.
X.28 Cf. Apuleius, Apology xliii, non enim ex omni ligno, ut Pythagoras dicebat, debet Mercurius exculpi.
X.28 See the story that begins at II Samuel 13:23 (but here the sheep are the men foolish enough to do Absalon’s bidding and kill the sons of Amnon).
X.28 Matthew 27:8, Acts 1:19.
X.30 Joshua 5.13.
X.31 Jeremiah 31:15.
X.32 English sidenote: Annis Richardi 2.
X.33 English sidenote: Rot in Ban. co. Regis. (i. e. the rolls of the Bench of Common Pleas?)
X.35 Psalm 75:6.
X.36 Judges 12:6.
X.36 Cf. Cicero, De Officiis I.iii.12, orator parum vehemens, dulcis tamen, ut Theophrasti discipulum possis agnoscere.
X.39 Genesis 4:1.4.
X.39 Ib. 4:15.
X.39 Galatians 4:4.
X.39 John 2:4.
X.40 II Chronicles 6:26, Job 34:30.
X.40 Daniel 5:21.
X.40 Job 27:3, Isaiah 2:22.
X.43 Psalm 136:1.
X.45 Numbers 17:8.
X.47 John 18:36.
X.47 Perhaps an allusion to Matthew 5:39 (Luke 6:29).
X.47 Luke 21:19.
X.47 Ib. 22:25.
X.47 Matthew 26:52.
X.47 John 19:11.
X.47 Ib. 13:5.
X.47 Ib. 6:15.
X.48 1 Peter 2:13 - 14.
X.49 1 Peter 2:19.
X.49 Jude 8:3.
X.49 1 Corinthians 6:20.
X.49 Acts 25:11.
X.49 Luke 13:32.
X.54 Seneca, Epistulae Morales ad Lucilium xxxix.6.
X.54 Perhaps meant to echo Song of Solomon 6:3.
X.55 Somebody’s translation of Euripides, Hippolytus 612.
X.55 Matthew 10:33 (Luke 12:9).
X.56 Matthew 10:28.
X.57 Philemon 10:2.
X.57 Genesis 36:32.
X.57 Horace, Odes III.iv.65.
X.58 Matthew 13:25.
X.59 Psalm 128.3.
X.69 Sallust, Catilinae Coniuratio xii.1.
X.71 I Chronicles 17:1.
X.75 Genesis 11:9.
X.77 A poorly remembered quotation of Nahum 16:1 lures fecisti negotiationes tuas quam stellae sunt caeli bruchus expansus est et avolavit (bruchus and locusta appear to be synonyms).
X.77 1 Corinthians 5:2 (the next quote is from the following verse).
X.77 Isaiah 14:14.
X.78 Matthew 12:25, Luke 11:17.
X.80 Livy I.xxx.1, Roma interim crescit Albae ruinis.
X.80 Ecclesiasticus 30:21.
X.84 1 Corinthians 6:33.
X.84 Genesis 3:3.
X.85 Genesis 18:26.
X.85 1 Corinthians 4:5.
X.87 Matthew 19:6.
X.87 Ib. 16:73.
X.87 Ecclesiasticus 47:3.
X.87 Psalm 90:13.
X.88 Ib. 15:3.
X.88 Ib. 16:23.
X.88 Acts 17:11.
X.88 I Samuel 25:31.
X.101 I Kings 2:26.
X.104 2 Corinthians 11:14.
X.104 Job 4:18.
X.107 II Kings 4:40.
X.108 Isaiah 14:14.
X.108 Matthew 22:21, Luke 20:25.
X.108 1 Timothy 2:1 (quietam et tranquillam vitam is from the following verse).
X.113 Luke 22:38 (at illi dixerunt Domine ecce gladii duo hic).
X.115 Mark 1:4, Luke 3:3, etc.
X.115 Matthew 18:22.
X.117 Isaiah 8:20.
X.117 John 1:6.
X.117 2 Peter 1:19.
X.118 II Samuel 12:26.
X.126 2 John 11:2.
X.133 II Chronicles 6:26, Job 34:30.
X.136 Psalm 48:8.
X.136 The second half of this quotation is Genesis 6:6.
X.136 Luke 1:48.
X.136 Galatians 4:4.
X.138 Numbers 30:3 et seq., Judges. 21:5 and 21:18.
X.138 Ezechiel 17:19.
X.142 Evidently a paraphrase of 1 Corinthians 2:11.
X.143 Judges 9:36.
X.145 Tobit 12:20.
X.146 Matthew 10:29.
X.146 Hebrews 1:14.
X.146 Psalm 90:1.
X.146 Genesis 27:16.
X.150 1 Corinthians 1:27.
X.151 Juvenal xiii.104 (the verse quotation immediately below is the following line).
X.151 Seneca, Hercules Furens 251f.
X.154 Psalm 113:5.
X.155 Acts 1:18.
X.156 Seneca, De Beneficiis IV.xxxvi.3.
X.156 Probably II Chronicles 20:23 (the same phrase occurs in Pomponius Porphyrio’s commentary on Horace, I.vii, lemma 19-20, line 3, and Servius on Aeneid II.140).
X.156 Genesis 26:20.
X.157 Psalm 78:1.
X.158 Publilius Syrus, Sententiae C14.
X.158 Daniel 3:94.
X.158 Ib. 3:51 (the quotation is continued immediately below).
X.161 Such a phrase is found at Caesar, Bellum Civile I.xlvi.3, Cicero, In Verrem II.V.iii.2, and Epistulae ad Familiares VI.v.3.
X.162 Tacitus, Annales XII.lxvii.10.
X.163 Proverbs 16:10.
X.164 Cicero, De Officiis II.xl.4.
X.165 Job 7:14.
X.165 Wisdom 17:10.
X.166 Ezechiel 21:21.
X.168 Bipedum nequissimus is a phrase first found at Pliny, Epistulae I.v.13, and was subsequently used by Apuleius, Metamorphoses IV.x.9. Cf. also Cicero, de Domo Sua xlviii, hoc ministro omnium non bipedum solum sed etiam quadrupedum impurissimo. The quotation immediately following is from Servius on Aeneid I.347.
X.174 Lucan I.207.
X.174 Romans 8:5.
X.174 Daniel 13 (sus):54.
X.174 Psalm 18:3.
X.174 Hebrews 12:1.
X.175 Zeno, Tractatus I, sermon iii.11.5.
X.176 Ecclesiastes 4:12.
X.176 Psalm 25:6.
X.177 Revelations 18:6.
X.177 Cicero, Philippicae V.lxviii.10.
X.178 Cicero, Pro Plancio vii.8.
X.178 Livy XXXIV.xlix.4.
X.179 Joshua 21:42 (cf. also ib. 23:3, Leviticus 25:44, Deuteronomy 17:14, 25:42, and Jeremiah 25:9).
X.179 Lucan II.47.
X.179 Velleius Paterculus II.vii.1 badly remembered (quidquid tumultuando adipisci gestierunt, quietis obtulisset res publica).
X.179 Vergil, Aeneid XI.362.
X.181 Galatians 3:1.
X.181 II Samuel 20:1.
X.181 Isaiah 60:20.
X.182 Velleius Paterculus II.cxxiv.1.
X.183 As previously explained, Dolman was Father Parsons’ pen name.
X.184 Matthew 3:1.
X.185 Ezechiel 37:22.
X.186 Romans 13:11.
X.186 Galatians 4:4.
X.186 Psalm 147:20.
X.186 Matthew 13:46.
X.188 Matthew 13:33, Luke 13:21.
X.189 Ib. 7:6.
X.189 Proverbs 12:7.
X.189 Isaiah 30:17.
X.190 Proverbs 16:33.
X.191 Wisdom 12:20.
X.191 Genesis 33:25.
X.192 Vergil, Aeneid VI.620.
X.192 Martial X.xxxiv.1f.