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  • Every multitude is mad, [466] bellua multorum capitum, (a many-headed beast), precipitate and rash without judgment, stultum animal, a roaring rout.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Priores Anthropophagos, quos ad Septentrionem esse diximus decem dierum itinere supra Borysthenem amnem, ossibus humanorum capitum bibere, cutibusque cum capillo pro mantelibus ante pectora vti, Isigonus Nicænsis.

    The Voyages and Travels of Sir John Mandeville

  • Priores Anthropophagos, quos ad Septentrionem esse diximus decem dierum itinere supra Borysthenem amnem, ossibus humanorum capitum bibere, cutibusque cum capillo pro mantelibus ante pectora vti, Isigonus Nic鎛sis.

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

  • At times, also, they allude to documents which were then extant, but which have not yet come down to us, e.g., the libellus mentioned in the African synods of 251 and 255 as containing singula capitum placita, i.e., the details of previous legislation (St. Cyprian, Ep. xxi).

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 11: New Mexico-Philip

  • Cuius generis versus in primo et secundo Rameidos libro nusquam nisi ad finem capitum apposita inveniuntur, et huic loco unice sunt accommodata, quasi peroratio, lyricis numeris assurgens, quo magis canorae cadant clausulae: sicut musici in concentibus extremis omnium vocum instrumentorumque ictu fortiore aures percellere amant.

    Ramayana. English

  • You call these men a mob, desperate, dangerous, and ignorant; and seem to think that the only way to quiet the “Bellua multorum capitum” is to lop off a few of its superfluous heads.

    Life of Lord Byron

  • -- You call these men a mob, desperate, dangerous, and ignorant; and seem to think that the only way to quiet the "_Bellua multorum capitum_" is to lop off a few of its superfluous heads.

    Life of Lord Byron, Vol. 6 (of 6) With His Letters and Journals

  • -- You call these men a mob, desperate, dangerous, and ignorant; and seem to think that the only way to quiet the "'Bellua multorum capitum'" is to lop off a few of its superfluous heads.

    The Works of Lord Byron: Letters and Journals. Vol. 2

  • _ -- Horace, speaking of the Roman people, said, "Bellua multorum est capitum."

    Fables of La Fontaine — a New Edition, with Notes

  • Litoreis ingens inventa fub ilicibus fusy Triginta capitum fetus enixa, jacebit,

    P. Virgilii Maronis Opera

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