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  • Euryalus, in an epistle sent to Lucretia, his mistress, complains amongst other grievances, tu mihi et somni et cibi usum abstulisti, thou hast taken my stomach and my sleep from me.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Oculi his excavantur, venti gignuntur circum praecordia et acidi ructus, sicci fere ventres, vertigo, tinnitus aurium, somni pusilli, somnia terribilia et interrupta.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • His, praeter horam somni, nulla per otium transeat.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Ad horam somni aures suavibus cantibus et sonis delinire.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Signa sunt cessatio ab omni opere insueto, privatio somni, suspiria crebra, rubor cum sit sermo de re amata, et commotio pulsus.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Interdiu quidem collum vinctum est, et manus constricta, noctuvero totum corpus vincitur, ad has miserias accidit corporis faetor, strepitus ejulantium, somni brevitas, haec omnia plane molesta et intolerabilia.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Interdicendae Vigiliae, somni paulo longiores conciliandi.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • “Sunt geminae somni portae: quarum altera fertur Cornea, qua veris facilis datur exitus umbris: Altera candenti perfecta nitens elephanto, Sed falsa ad coelum mittunt insomnia manes:” so if we put on sobriety and attention, we shall find it a sure maxim in knowledge, that the more pleasant liquor (“of wine”) is the more vaporous, and the braver gate (“of ivory”) sendeth forth the falser dreams.

    The Advancement of Learning

  • Cf. phrases like ii. 470, 'mollesque sub arbore somni,' and the passage ii. 458-540 in praise of a country life.

    The Student's Companion to Latin Authors

  • "Erat Montmorantius animo alacri et prompto, ingenio acri, corpora vivido, somni ac vini parcissimus, negotiis vehementer deditus, etc."

    The Rise of the Hugenots, Vol. 1 (of 2)

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