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Letter #1573

[Ioannes DANTISCUS] to Helius EOBANUS Hessus (KOCH)
Cracow, 1537-01-20

English register: Dantiscus is replying to a letter from Eobanus received through Doctor Johann Rudel. He assures Eobanus of his friendship. He is happy that Eobanus has been appointed dean, and hopes this new means of support will facilitate his further poetic work. If not for the distance between them, Dantiscus would gladly help Eobanus’ poetical inspiration by sending him some Gdańsk beer. He also thanks Eobanus for renewing the promise, made in Ratisbon, that he will dedicate the translation of Homer to him. To Eobanus’ question about Campensis (Jan van Campen), he replies that the last news he had from him was in August 1536. Campensis was in Rome at the time, in a very comfortable setting at the court of Cardinal Gasparo Contarini. Dantiscus would like Campensis to come and live with him again, especially since now, having obtained the post of Warmia coadjutor, he is better off financially than he was before. Dantiscus encourages Eobanus to take care of himself, his wife and household. He apologizes for not having had the time to take care of Rudel, entrusted to his care, because of the public matters that keep him busy in connection with his participation in the Diet. He looks forward to further letters, especially poetical ones.


Manuscript sources:
1office copy in Latin, in secretary's hand, BCz, 244, p. 188-187(!)
2register, 20th-century, B. PAU-PAN, 8248 (TK 10), f. 375
3copy in Latin, 20th-century, B. PAU-PAN, 8243 (TK 5), a.1537, f. 3-4

Prints:
1CEID 1/1 No. 1, p. 129-132 (in extenso; English register)
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