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��" Mem. A horse and money given to Leonard Cokkf to convey stuff from Tournay to Antwerj . Leonard COK. Shurland
the jester and gunner, and to Matthew's brother at his going to school at Paris."
I lie next definite date in the life of Cox which I can discover is the publication in 1524 of his scholia, in I.utm. <m tin- poem on Hunting by the Cardinal Adrian. 1 This work is dedicated by Cox to lodoco Ludovico Dedo serenis//** ac potentisj////<> Kegi Polonia; a Secretis. Moecenati sue 'and
the dedication ^ <l.ited "ex Gymnasio nostro Cassovix* IIII Calendar Ma.j. Anno a Natali Servatoris. M.D.XXIi; work was published at Cracow in June of the same year. On the title page the poem is described as accompanied with "Scholiis noo ineruditis Leonard! Coxi Britanni." All these references can hardly apply to a y 01111.1; man less than twenty-four years of age.
Cox is said to have been the second son of Lawrence Cox of the city of Monmouth in Monmouthshire by Elizabeth Willey his wife, and the grandson of John Cox. 1 Of his edu- tion before entering college we know nothing beyond Bale's general statement that " from his very childhood he was well instructed in liberal studies," nor do we know the date of his enter- ing or of his receiving his degree at Cambridge, where it is stated that he was educated. 4 It is probable, however, that he graduated before 1518, for without a universitv training, even in those days of precocious learning, he could hardly have occupied the position we find him holding in Poland in 1518 and again in 15.24. and have published such work as he then did.
In 1524 at any rate Cox was abroad again, as we have seen. There he remained at least until 1527, since in 1526 we find him publish- ing another work in Cracow, 4 his Mtthodus St*Jwrvm Humaniorum,z.ii& in 1527 Erasmus is writing to him about affairs in Hungary. 6
1 See entry of the title below, p. 18. There is * copy in the ttrituh Mascot
I. e., doubtless Casehau, or Kaschau. in t'pper Hungary.
3 Cooper, Ath. .94; Chalmers, Biog. Dift.; Did. K*tl. Bg.
4 Cooper, loc. cit.
s Panzer, Annales Tyfwgrafikifi. See infra p. 1 8. 6 See below, p. n.