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  • I procul, et longas carpere perge vias. — — — sed fuge tutus eris.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • In fact, the original Latin verb carpere means “to pluck.”

    The Right Word in the Right Place at the Right Time

  • The same use of _carpere_ at ix 121-22 'fortuna est impar animo, talique libenter/exiguas _carpo_ munere pauper opes' and _Am_ I viii 91 'et soror et mater, nutrix quoque _carpat_ amantem'.

    The Last Poems of Ovid

  • _Tr_ IV x 123-24 'nec, qui detrectat praesentia Liuor iniquo/ullum de nostris dente momordit opus' and _EP_ III iv 73-74 'scripta placent a morte fere, quia laedere uiuos/liuor et iniusto carpere dente solet', and Professor Tarrant cites Hor _Carm_ IV iii 16 'et iam dente minus mordeor inuido' and Pindar _P_ II 52-53 '[Greek: eme de chreôn/pheugein dakos adinon kakagorian]'.

    The Last Poems of Ovid

  • Quod sit in his eadem sententia, Brute, libellis, carmina nescio quem carpere nostra refers: nil nisi me terra fruar ut propiore rogare, et quam sim denso cinctus ab hoste loqui.

    The Last Poems of Ovid

  • IVVENES at libet innuptis ficto te carpere questu. quid tum, si carpunt, tacita quem mente requirunt?

    Hymen, O Hymenaee

  • Si nihil animus praesentiret in posterum, e coaevis sibi scientiis aliquid solatii carpere fas esset, secumque perituris delectari: sed in hoc tam exiguo vitae curriculo, et tam brevi, quid est, tam cito periturum, quod impleret animum, in infinita saeculorum spatia duraturum?

    Inspiration and Interpretation: Seven Sermons Preached Before the University of Oxford: With Preliminary Remarks: Being an Answer to a Volume Entitled "Essays and Reviews."

  • It was better to carpere diem and its sweet loves and pleasures, and to leave the railers to grumble, or the seniors to advise, at their ease.

    The Virginians

  • I know you are not of the number of those, of whom the younger Pliny speaks; _Nec sunt parum multi, qui carpere amicos suos judicium vocant_: I am rather too secure of you on that side.

    The Poetical Works of John Dryden, Volume 1 With Life, Critical Dissertation, and Explanatory Notes

  • [1722] author, tam aegre ferebat Richardi gloriam, ut carpere dicta, calumniari facta; that he cavilled at all his proceedings, and fell at length to open defiance; he could contain no longer, but hasting home, invaded his territories, and professed open war.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

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