August 10, 2009. Looking at these pages tonight a thought suddenly
occurred to me: is the handwriting and ink the same as in the note
sitting in the bottom right margin of the title page of the first part and
next to "Jenischen Deutschen TOMO"? I cannot decipher the writing yet,
but would he be the author of these manuscript pages?
October 17, 2009 Because the entries in these pages are numbered, I
have been wondering these might be comments or thoughts on Luther's 95
theses. I therefore looked them up in the
Wikisource article on the
. I cannot see a relation. Perhaps someone
October 20, 2009
The author of these notes used several abbreviations and characters that are
unknown to me and maybe to others as well. One of the
more common and more mysterious is this:
I refer to it simply as "unknown character 1". It occurs on several
pages, but is quite numerous on page 36. It appears either doubled, as
shown here, or as a single character. If you know what it stands for, please
let me know.
Oct. 21, 2009 I have noted that the word "fides" appears numerous
times in these pages, and I always assumed it meant "faith", but
according to this article
by California State University-Northridge
the concept was much more
complex than simple "faith". Also discussed on that page is the
definition of "virtus", which also appear numerous times in these pages and
which does not have the same meaning as the English "virtue".
Nov. 14, 2009 I think the single version of "unknown character 1"
noted above stands for per based on context in many instances and that it
appears on page 13 before "fecta" which would make the whole word
Nov. 20, 2009 I think that the abbreviation "E." stands for "Ergo".