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  • In his excellent and thought-provoking address about humanities and philanthropy (Australian Book Review, June), Professor Malcolm Gillies directs our attention to the concluding poem (Carmen xxx) in Book III of the Odes of Horace in the verse translation by John Conington, specifically to the phrase “… usque ego postera/Crescam laude recens …,” of which the fragment “postera crescam laude” has since 1854 served as the motto of my alma mater, the University of Melbourne.

    postera crescam laude

  • In any case, John goes on to say that the best literal translation of postera crescam laude (taking into account the recens which follows laude) would appear to be: “I will continue to grow in fame hereafter, ever new.”

    postera crescam laude II

  • And 'tis a continual assault, — [5100] hoc non deficit incipitque semper, always fresh, and ready to [5101] begin as at first, basium nullo fine terminatur, sed semper recens est, and hath a fiery touch with it.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • If this malady be not hereditary, and taken at the beginning, there is good hope of cure, recens curationem non habet difficilem, saith Avicenna, l.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Quo semel est imbuta recens servabit odorem Testa diu.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Si recens malum sit ad pristinum habitum recuperandum, alia medela non est opus.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Altera trans-Rhenana ingressa sepulchrum recens apertum, vidit cadaver, et domum subito reversa putavit eam vocare, post paucos dies obiit, proximo sepulchre collocata.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Biliosum habui amatorem qui supplex flexis genibus, &c. Nullus recens allatus terrae fructus, nullum cupediarum genus tam carum erat, nullum vinum Creticum pretiosum, quin ad me ferret illico; credo alterum oculum pignori daturus, &c.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • The lakes and their surrounds have diverse vegetation which includes several threatened and locally endemic species such as Brachyscombe linearis, Ranunculuus recens lacustris, and Hydratella inconspicua.

    Fiordland temperate forests

  • Congregata ergo multitudine lactis, quod est ita dulce sicut vaccinum, dum est recens, fundunt illud in magnum vtrem siue bucellam, et incipiunt illud concutere cum ligno ad hoc aptato, quod grossum est inferius sicut caput hominis et cauatum subtus: et quam cito concutiunt illud, incipit bullire sicut vinum nouum, et acescere siue fermentari, et excutiunt illud donec extrahant butirum.

    The iournal of frier William de Rubruquis a French man of the order of the minorite friers, vnto the East parts of the worlde. An. Dom. 1253.


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