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  • Drusus in the Senate, he saith, touching his fashion wherein he carried his speech of Germanicus, thus: Magis in speciem adornatis verbis, quam ut penitus sentire crederetur; but of Drusus thus:

    The Advancement of Learning

  • _NH_ XXXIV 71 'habet simulacrum et benignitas eius [' Praxiteles 'generosity is seen in one of his statues']; Calamidis enim quadrigae aurigam suum imposuit, ne melior in equorum effigie defecisse in homine crederetur. ipse Calamis et alias quadrigas bigasque fecit equis sine aemulo expressis '.

    The Last Poems of Ovid

  • Haec dum mecum tacitus ipse reputarem querimoniamque lacrimabilem stili officio signarem, adstitisse mihi supra uerticem uisa est mulier reuerendi admodum uultus, oculis ardentibus et ultra communem hominum ualentiam perspicacibus colore uiuido atque inexhausti uigoris, quamuis ita aeui plena foret ut nullo modo nostrae crederetur aetatis, statura discretionis ambiguae.

    The Theological Tractates and The Consolation of Philosophy

  • Charlemagne again cultivated most strenuously and successfully, as an accomplishment peculiarly belonging to the functions of his high station, the art and practice of eloquence; and he had this reward of his exertions -- that he was accounted the most eloquent man of his age: 'totis viribus ad orationem exercendam conversus naturalem facundiam ita roboravit studio, ut praeter [l. _propter_] promptum ac profluens sermonis genus _facile aevi sui eloquentissimus crederetur.'

    Theological Essays and Other Papers — Volume 2

  • Divinitus & gratia prædicationis floruit, quod nullus ejusdem ætatis in hoc ei similis crederetur.

    A Year's Journey through France and Part of Spain, 1777 Volume 1 (of 2)

  • Germanicus, thus: Magis in speciem adornatis verbis, quam ut penitus sentire crederetur; but of Drusus thus: Paucioribus sed intentior, et fida oratione; and in another place, speaking of his character of speech when he did anything that was gracious and popular, he saith, "That in other things he was velut eluctantium verborum;" but then again, solutius loquebatur quando subveniret.

    The Advancement of Learning

  • Imperator Italiae populis aliquis deauratus Jupiter crederetur, aut

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

  • RetuUt tamen ad fenatum de rebus geftis, multaque de virtute ejus memoravit, magis in fpeciem verbis adornata, quam ut penitus fentire crederetur.

    C. Cornelii Taciti opera omnia

  • Ille fero digmis eraty cui vel injiirato crederetur.

    Suidae Lexicon, Græce & Latine

  • Ergo diuina ex aeterno natura et in aeternum sine aliqua mutabilitate perdurans sibi tantum conscia uoluntate sponte mundum uoluit fabricare eumque cum omnino non esset fecit ut esset, nec ex sua substantia protulit, ne diuinus natura crederetur, neque aliunde molitus est, ne iam exstitisse aliquid quod eius uoluntatem exsistentia propriae naturae iuuaret atque esset quod neque ab ipso factum esset et tamen esset; sed uerbo produxit caelos, terram creauit, ita ut caelesti habitatione dignas caelo naturas efficeret ac terrae terrena componeret.

    The Theological Tractates and The Consolation of Philosophy

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