Cornelius Tacitus is called Corndius the Still in the Fardle of Facions, “still” being a translation of the Latin wordtacitus.
“Cornelius the Stylle in his first book of his yerely exploietes called in Latine Ansales ...”. - Ch. iii s. 3 (1555).
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894