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  • [3972] Magna petis Phaeton et quae non viribus istis, &c., as James and John, the sons of Zebedee, did ask they knew not what: nescis temerarie nescis; thou dost, as another Suffenus, overween thyself; thou art wise in thine own conceit, but in other more mature judgment altogether unfit to manage such a business.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • A fair shoe, Hic soccus novus, elegans, as he [1766] said, sed nescis ubi urat, but thou knowest not where it pincheth.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • [4814] Si nescis, oculi sunt in amore duces, the eyes are the harbingers of love, and the first step of love is sight, as

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • “Spiritus ubi vult spirat, et vocem ejus audis; sed nescis unde veniat” — The spirit, the wind, breathes where it will, and thou hearest its voice (sound); but thou knowest not whence it comes.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • Thou dost now flourish, and hast bona animi, corporis, et fortunae, goods of body, mind, and fortune, nescis quid serus secum vesper ferat, thou knowest not what storms and tempests the late evening may bring with it.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Hippolite nescis — — — alas, poor Hippolitus, thou knowest not what thou sayest, 'tis otherwise, Hippolitus.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Well, actually, he's slightly misquoting Coke, who said in Coke upon Littleton 86 "nomina si nescis perit cognitio rerum."

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  • Unless I know how an event happens I am not its cause: quod nescis quomodo fiat, id non facis.

    Grotius, Gassendi, Geulinex, Gioberti

  • Unless I know how an event happens I am not its cause: quod nescis quomodo fiat, id non facis.

    Archive 2005-11-01

  • Grimaldi and Engel, in the Evolution of Insects cite the "Nomina si nescis, perit et cognitio rerum" as adapted by Linneaus from 'Isidore of Seville's ca.

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