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  • Which induceth Cyprian to call it, Foecundam et multiplicem perniciem, fontem cladium et seminarium delictorum, a fruitful mischief, the seminary of offences, and fountain of murders.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Quis dabit in lachrymas fontem mihi? quis satis altos

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Thus of their goods and bodies we can dispose; but what shall become of their souls, God alone can tell; his mercy may come inter pontem et fontem, inter gladium et jugulum, betwixt the bridge and the brook, the knife and the throat.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Quis dabit in lachrymas fontem, &c. What shall I do?

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Alia est autem via, vt de Babylonia intret Dyrcen deserta, tendens ad quendam fontem, quem dicitur Moses [Marginal note: Vel Maus.] fecisse: et hinc ad riuulum Marach, qui quondam, Mose imponente lignum, ab amaritudine dulcescebat, et sic tandem in premissam vallem perueniant.

    The Voyages and Travels of Sir John Mandeville

  • Ad extremos fines Indiæ ab Oriente, circa fontem Gangis, Astomorum gentem sine ore, corpore toto hirtam vestiri frondium lanugine, halitu tantùm viuentem et odore quem naribus trahant: nullum illis cibum, nullumque potum: tantum radicum florumque varios odores et syluestrium malorum, quæ secum portant longiore itinere, ne desit olfactus, grauiore paulò odore haud difficulter examinari.

    The Voyages and Travels of Sir John Mandeville

  • Habetur et alius puteus aut fons intra illa montana, quem plerique similiter fontem

    The Voyages and Travels of Sir John Mandeville

  • Et ante portam aquilonarem intra templum fontem aquæ mundæ, qui quamuis olim exundabat, tamen nunc minimè fluit.

    The Voyages and Travels of Sir John Mandeville

  • Et fama quidem accepi, ipse non sum expertus, existere similem fontem in

    A briefe commentarie of Island, by Arngrimus Ionas

  • Idem, Viret æternùm contexens fontem igneum fraxinus.

    A briefe commentarie of Island, by Arngrimus Ionas

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