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  • But just as he began to come out with his “Ay, ay, we are all mortal, Vita incerta, mors certissima!” and two or three more pithy reflections, which he was in the habit of uttering after funerals, when the will of the deceased was about to be opened, — just then Mrs. Dods was pleased to become the expounder of her own oracle.

    Saint Ronan's Well

  • [1884] Alea Scylla vorax, species certissima furti,

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Attamen fatentur vicini sub illis se tenebris audisse nonnunquam clamores hominum, hinnitus, mugitus, rugitus, et boatus pecudum, et bestiarum, sed et cantus gallorum, vt per hæc et alia signa constet ibi habitare gentes: nam et fluuius decurrens monstrat signa sæpè certissima in suo exitu: ignoratur tamen si tenebræ per totum territorium sint eiusdem densitatis, an forte sint in circuitu per aliquod spacium, et intrinsecus plus luminosum.

    The Voyages and Travels of Sir John Mandeville

  • Attamen fatentur vicini sub illis se tenebris audisse nonnunquam clamores hominum, hinnitus, mugitus, rugitus, et boatus pecudum, et bestiarum, sed et cantus gallorum, vt per h鎐 et alia signa constet ibi habitare gentes: nam et fluuius decurrens monstrat signa s鎝� certissima in suo exitu: ignoratur tamen si tenebr� per totum territorium sint eiusdem densitatis, an forte sint in circuitu per aliquod spacium, et intrinsecus plus luminosum.

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

  • _Signa_ dabit: _Solem_ certissima signa sequuntur,

    The Shepherd of Banbury's Rules to Judge of the Changes of the Weather, Grounded on Forty Years' Experience

  • Glauco et Panopeae et Inoo Melicertae. sol quoque et exoriens et cum se condet in undas15 signa dabit; solem certissima signa sequuntur, et quae mane refert et quae surgentibus astris. ille ubi nascentem maculis uariauerit ortum conditus in nubem medioque refugerit orbe, suspecti tibi sint imbres: namque urget ab alto20 arboribusque satisque Notus pecorique sinister. aut ubi sub lucem densa inter nubila sese diuersi rumpent radii, aut ubi pallida surget

    Solem quis dicere falsum audeat?

  • Cui nos Confessioni cultusque divini formulae, ut veritati divinae certissima sacrarum autoritate subnixae, lubentissimis animis in singulis assentimur.

    The Creeds of the Evangelical Protestant Churches.

  • Fides enim Christiana non est opinio ac humana persuasio, sed firmissima fiducia et evidens ac constans animi adsensus, denique certissima comprehensio veritatis Dei, propositae in Scripturis et

    The Creeds of the Evangelical Protestant Churches.

  • Theologiae principia, aeternae felicitatis certissima expectatione foeta, aurae divinae particulam, coelestis suae originis consciam, et sempiternae beatitudinis candidatum, satiare possunt.

    Inspiration and Interpretation: Seven Sermons Preached Before the University of Oxford: With Preliminary Remarks: Being an Answer to a Volume Entitled "Essays and Reviews."

  • Alea sequa vorax species certissima furti Non contenta bonis, animum quoque perfida mergit; -- Furca, furax -- infamis, iners, furiosa, ruina.

    Pelham — Complete

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