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  • Sacristan, eminent for his aquatic excursion with the phantom of Avenel, and a third, the most recent of all, bore the outline of a mitre, and the words Hic jacet Eustatius Abbas; for no one dared to add a word of commendation in favour of his learning, and strenuous zeal for the

    The Abbot

  • Qui jacet in terra, non habet unde cadat; comfort thyself with this yet, thou art at the worst, and before it be long it will either overcome thee or thou it.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Inter inertes et Plebeios fere jacet, ultimum locum habens, nisi tot artis virtutisque insignia, turpiter, obnoxie, supparisitando fascibus subjecerit protervae insolentisque potentiae, Lib.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Another complains of a most sweet wife, a young wife, Nondum sustulerat flavum Proserpina crinem, such a wife as no mortal man ever had, so good a wife, but she is now dead and gone, laethaeoque jacet condita sarcophago.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • His tomb bore this Latin graffito: "Hic jacet impius Pios" — "here lies an impious pope between two Piuses." - Papal funeral merges spectacle, symbolism

  • Swear, protest, take God and all his angels to witness, quaere peregrinum, thou art a counterfeit crank, a cheater, he is not touched with it, pauper ubique jacet, ride on, he takes no notice of it.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Nobilitas sub amore jacet — owe their beginnings to love, and many of our histories.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Semper erit, semper spretus egensque jacet, &c. A miserable thing 'tis so to wander,

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Jurisdynamics: Hic jacet Lipotes vexillifer: Here lies the baiji

    Hic jacet Lipotes vexillifer: Here lies the baiji

  • Methought above the portico was engraved the Hic jacet of England.

    The Last Man


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