Samuel Butler Author of Erewhon,(1835-1902): A Memoir - Vol. 2

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CHAPTER XLII
1902--PALT II LAST DAYS

BUTLER left London for Sicily on Good Friday 28th March 1902. He had been looking forward to the journey and had written to his friends in the south that he was coming. Mr. and Mrs. Fuller Maitland were going to Sicily also; they were to meet him and he was to accompany them to Trapani and to show them the country of the Odyssey. I was not sufficiently recovered to go, but it was settled that I should start later and meet Butler in North Italy on his return.

From Paris Butler wrote to me that on the boat, crossing to Calais, he met a man he slightly knew who told him--

. . . a very singular thing, i.e. that Eustathius, the earliest commentator upon Homer in post-Christian times, circ. A.D. 900- 1100, says that Homer took much of his poems from a poem written by a woman, which was preserved in the temple of Memphis in Egypt. At Rome I will verify. I hope you are mending. I am all right now.

He followed his usual route to Casale-Monferrato where he found himself so unaccountably weak that he sent for Dr. Giorcelli and stayed two days to recover. The Negri family and the Coppo family both tried to make him rest. "Stay here a fortnight," they said, "you are not well enough to travel; recover your health and then go." But he only replied that he had promised to go to Sicily and intended to keep his promise. They

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