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  • In his early years, Linnaeus believed that the species was not only real, but unchangeable — as he wrote, Unitas in omni specie ordinem ducit (The invariability of species is the condition for order [in nature]).

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  • A private man if he be resolved with himself, or set on an opinion, accounts all idiots and asses that are not affected as he is, [399] — — — nil rectum, nisi quod placuit sibi, ducit, that are not so minded, [400] (quodque volunt homines se bene velle putant,) all fools that think not as he doth: he will not say with Atticus,

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Sic quisque dicit, alteram ducit tamen Who can endure a virago for a wife?

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Disposuit armatos qui ipsum interficerent: hi protenus mandatum exequentes, &c. Ille et rex declarator, et Stratonicem quae fratri nupserat, uxorem ducit: sed postquam audivit fratrem vivere, &c.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Non peccat venialiter qui mulierem ducit ob pulchritudinem.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Omni fortuna valentior ipse animus, in utramque partem res suas ducit, beataeque ac miserae vitae sibi causa est.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Ad desperationem saepe ducit haec melancholia, et est frequentissima ob supplicii metum aeternumque judicium; meror et metus in desperationem plerumque desinunt.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Melancholicos humores per urinam educit, et cerebrum a crassis, aerumnosis melancholiae fumis purgat, quibus addo dementes et furiosos vinculis retinendos plurimum juvat, et ad rationis usum ducit.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • ‘Uvaque conspectâ livorem ducit ab uvâ,’ as Juvenal observeth.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • Vnde accidit turpis consuetudo inter eos quod filius scilicet ducit aliquando omnes vxores patris sui, excepta matre.

    The iournal of frier William de Rubruquis a French man of the order of the minorite friers, vnto the East parts of the worlde. An. Dom. 1253.

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