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  • St Thomas Aquinas famously said that “pulchra enim dicuntur quae visa placent”, ‘beautiful things are those which please when seen’.

    The Theology and Metaphysics of the Gothic Cathedral - part 1

  • Predicting vegetative bud break in two arctic deciduous shrub species, '' Salix pulchra '' and '' Betula nana ''.

    Phenotypic responses of arctic species to changes in climate and ultraviolet-B radiation

  • In the early sixteenth century, Song of Songs texts were often amended to include specific reference to Mary; this procedure is not adopted in the present motet, but instead the tenor line sings a cantus firmus, also taken from the Song of Songs: ‘Tota pulchra es, amica mea’ ‘You are all-beautiful, my love’.

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • The Missa ‘Sur tous regretz’ may, as has been said, have been written in 1530, and the Missa ‘Quam pulchra es’ may have been composed for Pope Clement VII; the antiphon Ecce sacerdos magnus is joined to the final Agnus as a remarkable cantus firmus in which each phrase of the chant is directly repeated in halved note values.

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • Some plant species, such as the deciduous shrub species '' Salix pulchra '' and '' Betula nana '', can respond to changes in growing-season timing [71], but others, particularly evergreen and early-flowering species appear to be particularly vulnerable [72].

    Phenotypic responses of arctic species to changes in climate and ultraviolet-B radiation

  • Stipa pulchra was particularly important, although Stipa cerua, Elymus spp.,

    California Central Valley grasslands

  • Parinari curatellifolia, Ochna pulchra, Baphia massaiensis subsp. obovata, Diplorhynchus condylocarpon, Terminalia brachystemma, Burkea africana, Copaifera baumiana and Bauhinia petersiana serpae.

    Zambezian Baikiaea woodlands

  • The long-bearded honeyeater (Melidectes princeps), MacGregor's bird-of-paradise (Macgregoria pulchra), the ribbon-tailed astrapia (Astrapia mayeri) are considered vulnerable.

    Central Range sub-alpine grasslands

  • Nam vincit et vel ignem, ferrumque si qua pulchra est.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • In Psal.lxxxv. omnes pulchritudines terrenas auri, argenti, nemorum et camporum pulchritudinem Solis et Lunae, stellarum, omnia pulchra superans.

    Anatomy of Melancholy


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