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Item satelles dicitur quia adheret alteri ad eius custodiam, Catholicon.
In 1407 there was a collection of fifty service books, and a Catholicon, the latter being perhaps the nucleus of a library.
The Professor then entreated M. T. Pate to imbibe from the bottle containing his catholicon.
The remedy itself was painful, but he said, "When this grand catholicon fails, it is all over with me."
GEORGE WHITEFIELDJOSEPH BELCHER
I soon saw the Catholicon of Spain (Spanish gold) was the chief ingredient.
THE MEMOIRS OF CARDINAL DE RETZ, COMPLETEJEAN FRANCOIS PAUL DE GONDI, CARDINAL DE RETZ
A colophon occurs also in the Catholicon of 1460, though it does not mention the printer's name (almost certainly Gutenberg).
EARLY ILLUSTRATED BOOKSALFRED W. POLLARD
They are at least copious; the Catholicon is a volume of great bulk.
From the great size of the Catholicon, its circulation must have been very limited.
I answer it is no catholicon, no panacea; nor is any cure for all diseases to be found.
I care not much if I untwist my committee-man, and so give him the receipt of this grand Catholicon.

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