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Re: Misovsky's MS in Uppsala

On Jun 22, 15:10, Rafal T. Prinke wrote:

> Subject: Misovsky's MS in Uppsala
> I have found a longer title of this intriguing manuscript 
> _Strues Tritemiana_ (_Trithemian Pie_) by one of the important 
> people involved in the early history of VMS. Here it is:
> Constructio, sive Strues Tritemiana, cuius hae sunt principaliores 
> utilitates. Qui nullum unquam idiomatis Bohemici calluit verbum, 
> per eam in momento scribet convenienter Bohemice, quantum volet. 
> Per eam potest quis spatio unius horae quam plurimas conficere 
> periodos Bohemicas, quae etiam paginam unam atque alteram 
> excedant, easdemque, quod caput rei est, intelligere et interpretari. 

Very interesting indeed.  Someone should get a photocopy of this
MS.  The quoted piece reads very much like one of Trithemius's
controversial promises for his planned Steganographia work,
the one that got him in hot water. (The one that was addressed
to Arnoldus Bostius, which was read & circulated by Bostius's
colleagues after his death.)  One of the planned 7 books of
the Staganographia would explain how one could teach a person
ingnorant of Latin how to write elegant sentences in Latin in
the course of one hour...

Jim Reeds, AT&T Labs - Research
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