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  • Epictetus calls mensam mutam praesepe, a table without music a manger: for the concert of musicians at a banquet is a carbuncle set in gold; and as the signet of an emerald well trimmed with gold, so is the melody of music in a pleasant banquet.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Behind the high altar a _praesepe_ or "crib" was prepared, with an image of the Virgin.

    Christmas in Ritual and Tradition, Christian and Pagan

  • In the liturgical drama known as the "Officium Pastorum," which probably took shape in the eleventh century, we find a _praesepe_ behind the altar as the centre of the action {40}; but long before this something of the kind seems to have been in existence in the church of

    Christmas in Ritual and Tradition, Christian and Pagan

  • Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome -- at one time called "Beata Maria ad praesepe."

    Christmas in Ritual and Tradition, Christian and Pagan

  • The antiphon was in direct imitation of the other, commencing '_Quem quaeritis in praesepe, pastores?

    The Growth of English Drama

  • Limoges seems to show direct imitation of the Paschal interlude: Quem quaeritis in praesepe pastores?

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 14: Simony-Tournon

  • Caligulae, 55: "_Incitato equo, cuius causa pridie circenses, ne inquietaretur, viciniae silentium per milites indicere solebat, praeter equile marmoreum et praesepe eburneum praeterque purpurea tegumenta ac monilia e gemmis, domum etiam et familiam et suppellectilem dedit, quo lautius nomine eius invitati acciperentur; consulatum quoque traditur destinasse. _"

    Poems of Henry Vaughan, Silurist, Volume II


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  • Messier Object 44 (M44, NGC 2632) - the open star cluster also known as the "Beehive Cluster".

    October 2, 2009