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  • Remember Martial's epigram, "murmure iam saevo verberibusque tonas", "you now resound with your severe murmur and your lashings". MURMURING?

  • When the mother and brethren saw this, they began to murmure against Arriguccio, saying.

    The Decameron

  • They stoode all like men amazed, strangely looking one upon another, and began afterward to murmure among themselves: That Guido was a man without any understanding, and the answer which he had made unto them, was to no purpose, neither favoured of any discretion, but meerely came from an empty brain because they had no more to do in the place where now they were, then any of the other Citizens, and

    The Decameron

  • And after the modest murmure of the Assistants was ceased, and her courage in chearfull manner setled, seating her selfe higher then she did before, thus she spake.

    The Decameron

  • Her cheeks turned rosy and her voice was husky as she murmure. d, 'Up until now, I thought that part of me was meant for only one purpose.

    River God

  • A vous troppe legere, qui d'aele passagere par le monde volez et d'un sifflant murmure l'ombrageuse verdure doulcement esbranlez, j'offre ces violettes, ces lis et ces fleurettes, et ces roses icy, ces vermeillettes roses, tout freschement écloses, et ces oeilletz aussi.

    Eugenio Montale - Nobel Lecture

  • This pitifull aduenture was out of hande published through all the Citie, with so great sorrow and murmure of the people, as it seemed the enemies had sacked the towne.

    The Palace of Pleasure, Volume 1

  • Lords of your Empire, do murmure, conspire, and coniure against you.

    The Palace of Pleasure, Volume 1

  • = Similar phrasing at _Met_ VIII 552-53 '[undae ...] ferre trabes solidas obliquaque _uoluere_ magno/murmure _saxa_ solent'.

    The Last Poems of Ovid

  • Itaque timidissimo murmure votum feci et 'domina' inquam 'Venus, si ego hunc puerum basiavero, ita ut ille non sensiat, cras illi par columbarum donabo.'

    The Satyricon of Petronius Arbiter


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