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  • In some parts of Greece at this day, like those old Jews, they will not believe their wives are honest, nisi pannum menstruatum prima nocte videant: our countryman [6141] Sands, in his peregrination, saith it is severely observed in Zanzynthus, or Zante; and Leo Afer in his time at Fez, in Africa, non credunt virginem esse nisi videant sanguineam mappam; si non, ad parentes pudore rejicitur.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • An old fellow, as Lycistrata confesseth in [5879] Aristophanes, etsi sit canus, cito puellam virginem ducat uxorem, and 'tis no news for an old fellow to marry a young wench: but as he follows it, mulieris brevis occasio est, etsi hoc non apprehenderit, nemo vult ducere uxorem, expectans vero sedet; who cares for an old maid? she may set, &c.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Perdite amabat Callyrhoen virginem, et quanto erat Choresi amor vehememior erat, tanto erat puellae animus ab ejus amore alienior.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Ego docebo te, qui mulier ante nuptias sponso te probes virginem.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Caesar ex ducali sanguine, formosam virginem matrimonio conjunxit.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Junonem habeam iratam, si unquam meminerim me virginem fuisse.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • “Quumque Hierosolymam accessisset, et ibidem aliquandiu mansisset, pontificis filiam ducere in animum induxisse, et eam ob rem proselytum factum, atque circumcisum esse; postea quod virginem eam non accepisset, succensuisse, et adversus circumcisionem, ac sabbathum totamque legem scripsisse.”

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • Nam et Alcharon eorum dicit, ad salutationem Angeli virginem expauisse, quod tunc erat in partibus Galileæ incantator, Turquis nomine, qui per susceptam sibi formam Angeli plures virgines deflorauerat, et beatam Virginem conuenisse Angelum, an esset

    The Voyages and Travels of Sir John Mandeville

  • Dum desponsauerit vir puellam, virginem, mandat hominem incompositum, velut ribaldum, qui sua idonea claue per expertos super hoc diligentèr considerata, si reputatur idonea reseret et vestiget sub nocte vnica virginalem conclauem, pro mercede sibi tradita competenti.

    The Voyages and Travels of Sir John Mandeville

  • Similiter etiam virginem, si fornicata fuerit cum aliquo, occidunt eam cum eo.

    The long and wonderful voyage of Frier Iohn de Plano Carpini

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