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  • Sed ab hoc incepto me non solum deterruerunt sordidi colores virides et violacei, qui ex mistionibus illis prodibant, sed et imprimis illud, quod, ob differentes pigmentorun grauitates specificas et inaequalem cum aqua cohaesionem, et ab artis perito magni errores facile committi poterant.

    The Creation of Color in Eighteenth-Century Europe

  • Etsi omnes putredini sunt obnoxii, ubi secundis mensis, incepto jam priore, devorentur, commodi succi prosunt, qui dulcedine sunt praediti.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • I flatter myself servetur ad imum, qualis ab incepto processerit.

    Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides

  • I hope your pleasure will continue qualis ab incepto, &c.

    Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides

  • Metello, interdum Mario ostendere, postremo in agmine temptare ac statim in colles regredi, rursus aliis, post aliis minitari, neque proelium facere neque otium pati, tantummodo hostem ab incepto retinere.

    C. Sallusti Crispi De Bello Catilinario Et Jugurthino

  • Memorare possem, quibus in locis maximas hostium copias populus Romanus parva manu fuderit, quas urbes natura munitas pugnando ceperit, ni ea res longius nos ab incepto traheret.

    C. Sallusti Crispi De Bello Catilinario Et Jugurthino

  • ” Throughout the book he is qualis ab incepto, —boisterous, brutal, jovial, and inimitable; so that when finally in “Chapter the Last, ” we get that pretty picture of him in Sophy’s nursery, protesting that the tattling of his little granddaughter is “sweeter Music than the finest Cry of Dogs in England, ” we part with him almost with a feeling of esteem.

    Criticisms and Interpretations. III. By Austin Dobson

  • 'We find,' he says, 'a great arbitrariness of proceeding, and much boldness of innovation, guided by no sure principle '; here it is: qualis ab incepto.

    Sydney Smith

  • I flatter myself, servetur ad imum, qualis ab incepto processerit [931].

    Life of Johnson

  • 'Si quid inexpertum scenae committis, et audes Personam formare novam, servetur ad imum Qualis ab incepto processerit, et sibi constet.

    Life of Johnson

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