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  • Many curious inventions are alluded to in this last volume: diving bells, p. 533; gunpowder, p. 536; oarless and very swift boats; carriages without horses running at an extraordinary speed: "Item currus possunt fieri ut sine animali moveantur impetu inæstimabili," p. 533.

    A Literary History of the English People From the Origins to the Renaissance

  • Ipfaque, quac porro paullo majora, lacefluntp Sic a Prineipiis afcendit motus, & exit PauUatim noftros ad fenfus, ut moveantur Illa quoque, in Solis quae lumine cernere quimus;

    T. Lucretii Cari De rerum natura libri sex

  • a standing pool, worms and filthy creepers increase, (et vitium capiunt ni moveantur aquae, the water itself putrefies, and air likewise, if it be not continually stirred by the wind) so do evil and corrupt thoughts in an idle person, the soul is contaminated.

    Anatomy of Melancholy


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