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  • St Thomas Aquinas famously said that “pulchra enim dicuntur quae visa placent”, ‘beautiful things are those which please when seen’.

    The Theology and Metaphysics of the Gothic Cathedral - part 1

  • Unde et quae concupiscimus, simpliciter quidem et proprie desiderare dicimur, non autem amare, sed potius nos ipsos, quibus ea concupiscimus: et hoc ipsa per accidens et improprie dicuntur amari.

    Quitting Smoking

  • Cerasta enim Grece cornua dicuntur serpens que hic cornutus esse, ut supra memorauimus perhibetur per quem digne aduentus antichristi assertur, quia contra uitam fidelium cum morsu pestifere predicationis armabitur et iam carnibus potestatis.

    Archive 2008-06-01

  • Sicut enim dicuntur aspides, quando incantantur, ut non prorumpant et exeant de cavernis suis, premere unam aurem ad terram, et de cauda sibi alteram obturare, et tamen incantator producit illas...

    Archive 2008-03-01

  • I beseech you tell me: he that shall observe and see these things, may say to them as Cato to Caesar, credo quae de inferis dicuntur falsa existimas, sure I think thou art of opinion there is neither heaven nor hell.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Septuaginta olim legiones scriptae dicuntur; quas vires hodie, &c. 555.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Quae quidem a quibusdam dicuntur a Deo cognosci secundum notitiam simplicis intelligentiae.

    Archive 2005-08-01

  • Christo dicuntur, sit tanquam à suis proprijs hæredibus diligenda, et pro cuiúsque potestate ac modulo honoranda.

    The Voyages and Travels of Sir John Mandeville

  • Nam ibidem homines, de istarum arborum fructibus et Balsamo vtentes dicuntur illorum virtute quadringentis aut pluribus annis viuere.

    The Voyages and Travels of Sir John Mandeville

  • Item à Nazareth ad leucæ dimidum, monstrantur in rupe vestigia pedum, quæ dicuntur esse Domini nostri Iesu Christi vbi de manibus

    The Voyages and Travels of Sir John Mandeville

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