- Authority Cited: Salernum, School of; Schol. Sal.
BKG Bio-tweet: Latin poem; medical advice; popular manuscript widely circulated; printed from 1480; 1608 English trans. by Harrington
Categories (list of works cited – preliminary) [BKG Note: SJ quotes lines from same stanza about the herb sage; the edition used by SJ is unknown. The quoted lines were found on signature S 3 (image 107 of the digital copy examined, see image below) of the 1491 printing (lines 16, 14). The title page to the left is perhaps from the 1480 printing.]
- Regimen Sanitatis Salernitanum; comfort [Dict.: Salvia comfortat nervae, Scol. Sal.; sage [Dict.: "a plant of which the school of Salernum thought so highly, that they left this verse: Cur moriatur cui salvia crescit in horto." An English translation is given in R. DeMaria, Johnson's Dictionary and the Language of Learning, p. 274, n.25.]