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Letter #4170

[Ioannes DANTISCUS] to [Stanisław HOZJUSZ (HOSIUS)]
Heilsberg (Lidzbark Warmiński), 1539-06-22

English register:

Dantiscus expresses thanks for the help Hozjusz extended to his nephew [Kaspar Hannau] in completing the tasks he had been given. He is curious what Hannau is managing to achieve in Rome on the matter of Alexander [Sculteti].

If Dantiscus’ poem (neniae) has not been printed yet, he would prefer it to remain so, because he did not write it for fame but in response to the young man’s [Eustathius Knobelsdorf’s] challenge. He is aware of the shortcomings of his poetic skills and he lacks the leisure to polish the piece.

Dantiscus assures Hozjusz that so far there are no obstacles regarding his cantorship; he promises his support if Alexander [Sculteti] should obtain documents favourable to him in Rome.

Dantiscus asks to be commended to the Vice-Chancellor [Samuel Maciejowski]. He is amazed that he employed someone at his chancellery who is abusive towards everyone (plurimos).

Manuscript sources:
1rough draft in Latin, autograph, AAWO, AB, D. 68, f. 279v (b.p.)
2copy in Latin, 20th-century, B. PAU-PAN, 8243 (TK 5), a.1539, f. 31

Auxiliary sources:
1register in German, 20th-century, B. PAU-PAN, 8249 (TK 11), f. 105
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