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Fuga ad Salices (A)

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An affectation or pretence of denial; as, when Cæsar thrice refused the crown in the Luʹpercal. A “nolo episcopāri.” The allusion is to—

“Malo me Galatēa petit, lasciva puella,

Et fugit ad Salĭces, et se cupit ante vidēri.”


Virgil: Eclŏga, iii. 64, 65.


“Cranmer was not prepared for so great and sudden an elevation. Under pretence that the king’s affairs still required his presence abroad, he tarried six months longer, in the hope that Henry might consign the crosier to some other hand. There was no affectation in this—no fuga ad salices. Ambition is made of sterner stuff than the spirit of Cranmer.”—Blunt: Reformation in England, 123.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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