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  • Pro dimidia enim marca ludum experiar, ultra hoc petens, ut si vivus de palaestra evasero, victum a quocumque vestrum recipiam dum vixero: quia, sicut dicitur, “Majorem caritatem nemo habet, quam ut animam suam ponat suis pro amicis.”

    The Fair Maid of Perth

  • Langshaw, although larger than the other mansions assembled at the head of the supposed Glendearg, has nothing about it more remarkable than the inscription of the present proprietor over his shooting lodge — Utinam hane eliam viris impleam amicis — a modest wish, which I know no one more capable of attaining upon an extended scale, than the gentleman who has expressed it upon a limited one.

    The Monastery

  • Mediolanensem, animadverti pauperem quendam mendicum, jam credo saturum, jocantem atque ridentem, et ingemui et locutus sum cum amicis qui mecum erant, &c.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Non amicis, non liberis, non ipsi sibi quidquam impertit, possidet ad hoc tantum, ne possidere alteri liceat, &c.Hieron. ad Paulin. tam deest quod habet quam quod non habet.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Siquis damnatus fuerit, laetus esse gloria est; nam lachrymas et planctum caeteraque compunctionum genera quae nos salubria censemus, ita abominantur Dani, ut nec pro peccatis nec pro defunctis amicis ulli fiere liceat.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Cumque cognatis careat et amicis, majorem apud deos et apud homines misericordiam meretur.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Ames parentem, si equum, aliter feras; praestes parentibus pietatem, amicis dilectionem.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • For soli amantes, as [5499] Plato holds, pro amicis mori appetunt, only lovers will die for their friends, and in their mistress 'quarrel.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • I have translated amicis according to its etymological origin in its broadest sense rather than in the more specific sense of friends.

    A Tender Age: Cultural Anxieties over the Child in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries

  • Note 73: Matthaei Parisiensis Chronica majora, 2.558: "qui praestigio diabolico penitus infatuati, relictis patribus et matribus, nutricibus, et amicis universis, cantantes modo consimili quo eorum cantitabat paedagogus." back

    A Tender Age: Cultural Anxieties over the Child in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries

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