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  • "actum" indicates the true reading of the original praxin, and that taxin is an error.

    ANF01. The Apostolic Fathers with Justin Martyr and Irenaeus

  • Phicidissare, denotat actum per canes commissum quando lambunt cunnos vel testiculos (Suetonius): also applied to pollution of childhood.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Yea, but you will infer that this is [68] actum agere, an unnecessary work, cramben bis coctam apponnere, the same again and again in other words.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Democrito saltem affinis, aut ejus Genium vel tantillum sapiat; actum de te, censorem aeque ac delatorem [817] aget econtra (petulanti splene cum sit) sufflabit te in jocos, comminuet in sales, addo etiam, et deo risui te sacrificabit.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • The Summa attributed to Prepositinus echoed Psalm 50: 7 ( "I was conceived in iniquity," cited above) to affirm that little children had iniquity, but it stipulated that the sin was contractum, non actum — that is, inherited rather than committed by the children themselves. 35 The image of the newborn's unclean soul undermined any notion of childhood innocence advocated by neo-Pelagian heretics.

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

  • Bologna in Italy, anno 1504, there was such a fearful earthquake about eleven o'clock in the night (as [2155] Beroaldus in his book de terrae motu, hath commended to posterity) that all the city trembled, the people thought the world was at an end, actum de mortalibus, such a fearful noise, it made such a detestable smell, the inhabitants were infinitely affrighted, and some ran mad.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Madame Monconseil assures me that you are most surprisingly improved in your air, manners, and address: go on, my dear child, and never think that you are come to a sufficient degree of perfection; Nil actum reputans, si quid superesset agendum; and in those shining parts of the character of a gentleman, there is always something remaining to be acquired.

    Letters to his son on The Art of Becoming a Man of the World and a Gentleman

  • Aliam mere liberam, qua Deus post liberum actum suae voluntatis absque hypothesi et conditione aliqua cognovit absolute et determinate ex complexionibus omnibus contingentibus, quaenam re ipsa essent futurae, quae non item.

    Rough Notes on Scientia Media

  • Aliam mere liberam, qua Deus post liberum actum suae voluntatis absque hypothesi et conditione aliqua cognovit absolute et determinate ex complexionibus omnibus contingentibus, quaenam re ipsa essent futurae, quae non item.

    Archive 2005-08-01

  • But a young man should be ambitious to shine, and excel; alert, active, and indefatigable in the means of doing it; and, like Caesar, Nil actum reputans, si quid superesset agendum.

    Letters to his son on The Art of Becoming a Man of the World and a Gentleman

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