I lived some time with a walking dictionary at Salamanca, a fellow up to the elbows in quotation and commentary. He could put a large volume together like a house of cards. His library furnished him with a hodge-podge of Hebrew, Greek, and Latin common places, which he translated into buckram Castilian.
- Lesage, The Adventures of Gil Blas of Santillane, tr. Smollett, bk 9 ch. 9