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  • I believe in the old Roman notion, that woman's domestic honor and chief praise is, _Domi mansit, lanam fecit_, -- with the qualification, that _lanam_ shall not mean worsted-work.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 108, October, 1866

  • [4] Cited in J.C. von Orelli, Inscriptionum latinarum selectarum amplissima collectio ad illustrandam Romanae Antiquitatis disciplinam accommodata, ac magnarum collectionum supplementum complura emendationesque exhibens (Zurich, 1828), Vol. 2, p. 4848 as "domum servavit, lanam fecit," but often paraphrased.

    Women Artists Win!

  • Media quod noctis ab hora sedisti qua nemo faber, qua nemo sedebat, qui docet obliquo lanam deducere ferro: rara tamen merces.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Nam si ovium lacte hoedi, aut caprarum agni alerentur, constat fieri in his lanam duriorem, in illis capillum gigni severiorem.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Illic sunt arbores ferentes lanam velut ouium, ex qua texunt pannos ad vestimenta.

    The Voyages and Travels of Sir John Mandeville

  • [Vel Foqaien.] cuius circuitus continet 30. milliaria, in qua sunt Galli maximi et pulcherrimi, et gallinæ ita albæ sicut nix, lanam solum pro pennis habentes sicut pecudes.

    The Journal of Friar Odoric

  • Propter hoc autem id maximè credebatur, quia semper, quando Cuyne tentorio exibat, eidem cantabatur, et cum virgis speciosis, in summitate lanam coccineam habentibus, inclinabatur, quod alteri Ducum nulli fiebat, quousque exterius morabatur.

    The long and wonderful voyage of Frier Iohn de Plano Carpini

  • In multis locis seminatur singulis annis sementum de Cothon, quod nos dicimus lanam arboream, exurgunt ei modica arbusta, vel potius arbustula de quibus talis lana habetur: est arbor luniperus, de cuius ligno desiccato, si carbones viuos sub proprijs cineribus tenueris diligenter opertos, igniti seruabuntur ad annum.

    The Voyages and Travels of Sir John Mandeville

  • Illic sunt arbores ferentes lanam velut ouium, ex qua texunt pannos ad vestimenta.

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

  • In multis locis seminatur singulis annis sementum de Cothon, quod nos dicimus lanam arboream, exurgunt ei modica arbusta, vel potius arbustula de quibus talis lana habetur: est arbor luniperus, de cuius ligno desiccato, si carbones viuos sub proprijs cineribus tenueris diligenter opertos, igniti seruabuntur ad annum.

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

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