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  • The Latin word for business, negotium , root of the Italian word for shop, literally meant "not leisure."

    Life in Italy Takes On a Faster Tempo

  • Only wise, only rich, only fortunate, valorous, and fair, puffed up with this tympany of self-conceit; [1918] as that proud Pharisee, they are not (as they suppose) like other men, of a purer and more precious metal: [1919] Soli rei gerendi sunt efficaces, which that wise Periander held of such: [1920] meditantur omne qui prius negotium, &c.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Animae negotium illa facessit, et de templo Dii immundum stabulum facit.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Refraenate monopolii licentiam, pauciores alantur otio, redintegretur agricolatio, lanificium instauretur, ut sit honestum negotium quo se exerceat otiosa illa turba.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Damageto, accercitus sum ut Democritum tanquam insanum curarem, sed postquam conveni, non per Jovem desipientiae negotium, sed rerum omnium receptaculum deprehendi, ejusque ingenium demiratus sum.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • When I first took this task in hand, et quod ait [60] ille, impellents genio negotium suscepi, this I aimed at; [61] vel ut lenirem animum scribendo, to ease my mind by writing; for I had gravidum cor, foetum caput, a kind of imposthume in my head, which I was very desirous to be unladen of, and could imagine no fitter evacuation than this.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Sed quoniam omne negotium quod sine libramine rationis et sine vigore consilii fuerit inchoatum non bonum sortitur exitum; postquam hec stolida multitudo pervenit ad partes Ytalie, diffusi sunt et dispersi per civitates et oppida. back

    A Tender Age: Cultural Anxieties over the Child in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries

  • Quum vero hostis sit lenta citave morte omnia dira nobis minitans quocunque bellantibus negotium est; parum sane interfuerit quo modo eum obruere et interficere satagamus, si ferociam exuere cunctetur.

    Letters to his son on The Art of Becoming a Man of the World and a Gentleman

  • Secunda ab hac Diospolis, sive Thebae cognomine Ægyptiæ; quas centum portas habuisse ferunt; sive, at alii ajunt, centum aulas, totidem olim Principum domos; solitasque singulas, ubi negotium exegerat, ducenos armatos milites effundere.

    The Fardle of Facions, conteining the aunciente maners, customes and lawes, of the peoples enhabiting the two partes of the earth, called Affricke and Asie

  • Et Regi quidem quod indebitam fecit petitionem, vile successit negotium, pastori peroptimè successit negotium.

    The Voyages and Travels of Sir John Mandeville

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