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  • Non quod de novo quid addere, aut a veteribus praetermissum, sed propriae exercitationis causa.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • To be sure, it is easy to add to any new discovery — inventis aliquid addere facile est; and, therefore, the student, after well mastering the rudiments of his subject, will have to make himself acquainted with the more recent additions to the knowledge of it.

    The Art of Literature

  • It is true that inventis aliquid addere facile est, therefore a man, after having studied the principles of his subject, will have to make himself acquainted with the more recent information written upon it.

    Essays of Schopenhauer

  • Is not the observation, Omnia mutantur, nil interit, a contemplation in philosophy thus, that the quantum of nature is eternal? in natural theology thus, that it requireth the same omnipotency to make somewhat nothing, which at the first made nothing somewhat? according to the Scripture, Didici quod omnia opera, quoe fecit Deus, perseverent in perpetuum; non possumus eis quicquam addere nec auferre.

    The Advancement of Learning

  • Dissiliunt auulsa iugis immania saxa, &c. H鎐 addere libuit, non qu騞 cuiquam h鎐 ignota esse existimemus; sed ne nos alij ignorare credant, atque ideo ad suas fabulas, quas hinc extruunt, confugere velle.

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

  • Dissiliunt auulsa iugis immania saxa, &c. Hæc addere libuit, non quòd cuiquam hæc ignota esse existimemus; sed ne nos alij ignorare credant, atque ideo ad suas fabulas, quas hinc extruunt, confugere velle.

    A briefe commentarie of Island, by Arngrimus Ionas

  • And as it is easy “malis inventis pejora addere,” this notion of his is not only made use of and pressed at large by one among ourselves, but improved also by a dangerous comparison between the writings of the evangelists and the other writings of the New Testament.

    The Doctrine of Justification by Faith

  • It had become so popular that the comedy by Querolus, written in Gaul during the first years of the fifth century, alluded to it in a mocking way, in connection with the planets (V, 38): "Mortales vero addere animas sive inferis nullus labor sive superis."

    The Oriental Religions in Roman Paganism

  • If I have altered him anywhere for the better, I must at the same time acknowledge that I could have done nothing without him: _Facile est inventis addere_, is no great commendation; and I am not so vain to think I have deserved a greater.

    English literary criticism

  • II i 217-18 'uatibus addere _calcar_/ut studio maiore petant Helicona uirentem'.

    The Last Poems of Ovid

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