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  • Therefore Minus malum, [6205] a less mischief, Nevisanus holds, dissimulare, to be [6206] Cunarum emptor, a buyer of cradles, as the proverb is, than to be too solicitous.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Latin as that emperor had, [2053] qui nescit dissimulare, nescit vivere, they are unfit to do their country service, to perform or undertake any action or employment, which may tend to the good of a commonwealth, except it be to fight, or to do country justice, with common sense, which every yeoman can likewise do.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • It has been long said, Qui nescit dissimulare nescit regnare: I go still further, and say, that without some dissimulation no business can be carried on at all.

    Letters to his son on The Art of Becoming a Man of the World and a Gentleman

  • Sed com nostrum non sit veritatem vspiam dissimulare, nos haud negandum ducimus conciones sacras circa id tempus, quo iste

    A briefe commentarie of Island, by Arngrimus Ionas

  • _Tr_ I i 61-62 '_ut titulo careas_, ipso noscere _colore_;/dissimulare uelis, te liquet esse meum' and _EP_ II ix 49-52 (to King Cotys) 'nec regum quisquam magis est instructus ab illis [_sc_ the liberal arts] ... carmina testantur, quae _si tua nomina demas_/Threicium iuuenem composuisse negem'.

    The Last Poems of Ovid

  • _Ibis_ 52 'teque breui _qui sis_ dissimulare sinam', _Ibis_ 61 '_qui sis_ nondum quaerentibus edo', and _EP_ III vi 57 'teque tegam, _qui sis_'.

    The Last Poems of Ovid

  • Suriano regards the cardinal as without a rival in this particular: "Che di saper dissimulare non ha pari al mondo."

    The Rise of the Hugenots, Vol. 1 (of 2)

  • "Nescit regnare qui nescit dissimulare," wrote the wily bishop.

    The Swedish Revolution Under Gustavus Vasa

  • [257] On the subject of dissimulation Cardan writes: "Assuevi vultum in contrarium semper efformare; ideo simulare possum, dissimulare nescio."

    Jerome Cardan A Biographical Study

  • No, no, princes 'thoughts are arcana imperii: qui nescit dissimulare, nescit regnare.

    Sir Walter Scott

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