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  • Gladio comminus rem gerit Vorenus atque uno interfecto reliquos paulum propellit; 12 dum cupidius instat, in locum deiectus* inferiorem concidit.

    On Vorenus and Pullo

  • Gladio comminus rem gerit Vorenus atque uno interfecto reliquos paulum propellit; 12 dum cupidius instat, in locum deiectus* inferiorem concidit.

    Archive 2005-11-01

  • To conclude this precept, as there is order and priority in matter, so is there in time, the preposterous placing whereof is one of the commonest errors: while men fly to their ends when they should intend their beginnings, and do not take things in order of time as they come on, but marshal them according to greatness and not according to instance; not observing the good precept, Quod nunc instat agamus.

    The Advancement of Learning

  • Like his author, whom he has so successfully translated, whenever he attacks, “instat, insultat, jugulat.”

    The Mirror of Taste, and Dramatic Censor Volume I, Number 3

  • But his painting of its harvest of colour is his own: quin et odoratis messis iam floribus instat: iam ver purpureum, iam versicoloribus anni fetibus alma parens pingi sua tempora gaudet. iam Phrygiae loti gemmantia lumina promunt et coniventis oculos violaria solvunt (255).

    Post-Augustan Poetry From Seneca to Juvenal

  • A. iam neque damnatos metuit iactare ligones fossor et inuento, si fors dedit, utitur auro; nec timet, ut nuper, dum iugera uersat arator, ne sonet offenso contraria uomere massa, 120 iamque palam presso magis et magis instat aratro.

    A Singing Match

  • His verbis a Vishnû interrogati Dî talia proferre: Terror nobis instat, O Vishnus!

    Ramayana. English

  • To conclude this precept, as there is order and priority in matter, so is there in time, the preposterous placing whereof is one of the commonest errors: while men fly to their ends when they should intend their beginnings, and do not take things in order of time as they come on, but marshal them according to greatness and not according to instance; not observing the good precept, Quod nunc instat agamus.

    The Advancement of Learning

  • I understand that which is written: "Amor instat"; but that which follows I cannot understand -- that is, that love as an instant, or persisting, persists; which has the same poverty of idea as if one said: "This undertaking he has feigned as a feint; he bears it as he bears it, understands it as he understands it, values it as he values it, and esteems it as he who esteems it."

    The Heroic Enthusiasts (Gli Eroici Furori) Part the First An Ethical Poem

  • But what means that glowing arrow, which has flames in place of a hard point, around which is encircled a noose with the legend: "Amor instat ut instans"?

    The Heroic Enthusiasts (Gli Eroici Furori) Part the First An Ethical Poem

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