from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Plural of pectus.


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  • [4690] Improbe amor quid non mortalia pectora cogis?

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Molliret Thracum pectora. — — — He now lies asleep,

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Nec saltent modo sed duo charissima pectora indissolubili mutuae benevolentiae nodo corpulent, ut nihil unquam eos incedere possit irae vel taedii.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Summo mane ululatum oriuntur, pectora percutientes,

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • [5356] Urimur, et coecum, pectora vulnus habent, and can hardly be discerned at first.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Viderunt oculi, rapuerunt pectora flammae; Ammon fell sick for

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • That impression of her beauty is still fixed in his mind, — [5341] haerent infixi pectora vultus; as he that is bitten with a mad dog thinks all he sees dogs — dogs in his meat, dogs in his dish, dogs in his drink: his mistress is in his eyes, ears, heart, in all his senses.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Optimum est amicum fidelem nancisci in quem secreta nostra infundamus; nihil aeque oblectat animum, quam ubi sint praeparata pectora, in quae tuto secreta descendant, quorum conscientia aeque ac tua: quorum sermo solitudinem leniat, sententia consilium expediat, hilaritas tristitiam dissipet, conspectusque ipse delectet.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • News at Eleven: Robert Fagles's ear for linguistic currency is evident in his working of one of many well-known lines from the fourth book, improbe Amor, quid non mortalia pectora cogis: Love, you tyrant!

    News at Eleven: [Robert] Fagles's ear for linguistic currency

  • Le Bretailleur, once said to me on such an occasion, and an opinion also of your peculiar merit, could have extorted such concessions; for he and all his family are, and have been, time out of mind, Mavortia pectora, as Buchanan saith,



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