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  • Illi plus videntur cogitationes suas, quam apud nos, illic indic√Ęsse.

    Thomas Poole and his Friends

  • Hecatas sibi videntur somniare, they dream and continually think of it.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • 'Tis the common humour of them all, to contemn death, to wish for death, to confront death in this case, Quippe queis nec fera, nec ignis, neque praecipitium, nec fretum, nec ensis, neque laqueus gravia videntur; 'Tis their desire (saith Tyrius) to die.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Satyri omnes videntur non homines, nullo loco solus es, &c.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Quales statuae (quod ait [2100] ille) quae sacris in aedibus columnis imponuntur, velut oneri cedentes videntur, ac si insudarent, quum revera sensu sint carentes, et nihil saxeam adjuvent firmitatem: atlantes videri volunt, quum sint statuae lapideae, umbratiles revera homunciones, fungi, forsan et bardi, nihil a saxo differentes.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Trajano omnes actiones exprobrare stultitiam videntur.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Beneficia eo usque lata sunt dum videntur solvi posse, ubi multum, antevenere pro gratia odium redditur.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Quaedam videntur et non sunt; compare her to another standing by, 'tis a touchstone to try, confer hand to hand, body to body, face to face, eye to eye, nose to nose, neck to neck,

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Alii vitrum constant, ab aliis charta conficitur; omnes certe lymphiones cujuscunque artis et videntur et habentur.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • Note 109: Constantinus Africanus described this most succinctly in his Pantegni (the theoretical part of Hali Abbas's Liber regalis dispositionis): "Eorum ergo membra videntur esse tenera sed iam nata minus sunt tenera quam cum sint in matris vulva."

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

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