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  • Lewis the Twelfth his death, tam subita mutatio, ut qui prius digito coelum attingere videbantur, nunc humi derepente serpere, sideratos esse diceres, they that were erst in heaven, upon a sudden, as if they had been planet-strucken, lay grovelling on the ground;

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Moorhousi de morbo hoc opiniones in paucis a meis experimentis dissident, quum ille num glandem penis aut inguinis, principio nunquam, glandem autem penis rarissime vel secundo attingere arbitrabatur.

    An account of the manners and customs of the Aborigines and the state of their relations with Europeans, by Edward John Eyre

  • Nunc illi Idolatræ istam consuetudinem habebant, quòd semper antequàm ad portum applicuerint, totam nauem perquirerent, si isti aliqua ossa mortuorum animalium inuenirent, qui reperta statim in mare proijcerent, et per hoc bonum portum attingere, et mortis periculum euadere crederent.

    The Journal of Friar Odoric

  • Post regem cum reuerentia accedunt, et vnguntur Barones, principes, et post ipsos cæteri ordinati quicúnque attingere possint, putantes se sanctificari per rem penitus non valentem, imo nimis foetidam, et inhostem.

    The Voyages and Travels of Sir John Mandeville

  • Atque vt Commentarius hic noster aliquid ordinis habeat, duo erunt propositæ orationis capita, vnum de Insula, de incolis alterum: quantum quidem de his duobus capitibus Scriptores qui in nostris manibus versantur, annotatum reliquerunt: Quoniam vltra has metas vagari, vel plura quàm hæc ipsa, & quæ huc pertinere videbuntur attingere nolo.

    A briefe commentarie of Island, by Arngrimus Ionas

  • Atque vt Commentarius hic noster aliquid ordinis habeat, duo erunt proposit� orationis capita, vnum de Insula, de incolis alterum: quantum quidem de his duobus capitibus Scriptores qui in nostris manibus versantur, annotatum reliquerunt: Quoniam vltra has metas vagari, vel plura qu鄊 h鎐 ipsa, & qu� huc pertinere videbuntur attingere nolo.

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

  • Post regem cum reuerentia accedunt, et vnguntur Barones, principes, et post ipsos c鎡eri ordinati quic鷑que attingere possint, putantes se sanctificari per rem penitus non valentem, imo nimis foetidam, et inhostem.

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

  • The "attingere extremis digitis" of the Romans expressed the same temperate conduct.

    A History of Nursery Rhymes

  • Res postulare videtur Africae siturn paucis exponere et eas gentes, quibuscum nobis bellum aut amicitia fuit, attingere.

    C. Sallusti Crispi De Bello Catilinario Et Jugurthino

  • Statuit tamen Metellus, quamquam et aestivorum tempus [256] comitiorum mora imminuerat, et expectatione eventus civium animos intentos putabat, non prius bellum attingere quam majorum disciplina milites laborare coegisset.

    C. Sallusti Crispi De Bello Catilinario Et Jugurthino

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