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  • Aquinas was to give much the same translation of it when he said that the soul is in the world continens magis quam contenta — containing it rather than contained by it — and it found fresh utterance through the lips of Bossuet.

    History

  • Et si dicti religiosi in premissis vel aliquo premissorum aliquo anno defecerint volumus quod illud quod minus perimpletum fuerit dupplicetur diebus magis necessariis per visum capitalis forestarii nostri de Selkirk, qui pro tempore fuerit.

    The Monastery

  • The first kind of exchange according to St. Thomas, however, does not properly pertain to business people negotiatores but to ordinary households or public offices which have to provide for the necessities of life for the home or the city. “talis commutatio non proprie pertinet ad negotiatores sed magis ad oeconomicos vel politicos, qui habent providere vel domui vel civitati de rebus necessariis vitae.”

    Chesterton and Capitalism Part Two

  • Happy Valentine: the magis are more than a month late.

    No Fat Clips!!! : [BEST OF] February 2008 – Pt. 2

  • Vix ausum ipse credere (saith [6535] Barletius) tantam superstitionem, vel affirmare levissimam hanc causam tantae rei vel magis ridiculam, quum non dubitem risum potius quum admirationem posteris excitaturam.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Non laudo eos qui in desipientia docent secandam esse venam frontis, quia spiritus debilitatur inde, et ego longa experientia observavi in proprio Xenodochio, quod desipientes ex phlebotomia magis laeduntur, et magis disipiunt, et melancholici saepe fiunt inde pejores.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Secundum magis aut minus si in corpore fuerit, ad intemperiem plusquam corpus salubriter ferre poterit: inde corpus morbosum effitur.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Commonitio erit juvenibus haec, hisce ut abstineant magis, et omissa lascivia quae homines reddit insanos, virtutis incumbant studiis (Aeneas Sylv.) et curam amoris si quis nescit hinc poterit scire.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Romans, 'tis hostis magis assiduus quam gravis, a more durable enemy than dangerous: and amongst many inconveniences, some comforts are annexed to it.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Dantur honores in curiis non secundum honores et virtutes, sed ut quisque ditior est atque potentior, eo magis honoratur.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

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