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  • De naturis rerum libri duo, with the Poem of the Same Author, De laudibus divinae sapientiae.

    Insolubles

  • As Aelian writ of Protagoras and Gorgias, we may say of them all, tantum a sapientibus abfuerunt, quantum a viris pueri, they were children in respect, infants, not eagles, but kites; novices, illiterate, Eunuchi sapientiae.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Lipsius saith of himself, that he was [786] humani generis quidem paedagogus voce et stylo, a grand signior, a master, a tutor of us all, and for thirteen years he brags how he sowed wisdom in the Low Countries, as Ammonius the philosopher sometimes did in Alexandria, [787] cum humanitate literas et sapientiam cum prudentia: antistes sapientiae, he shall be Sapientum Octavus.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • And though he were the wisest man in the world, sanctuarium sapientiae, and had wisdom in abundance, he will not vindicate himself, or justify his own actions.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Of philosophers and scholars priscae sapientiae dictatores, I have already spoken in general terms, those superintendents of wit and learning, men above men, those refined men, minions of the muses,

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Epicurus, [201] insanienti dum sapientiae, &c. The like he holds of Plato, Aristippus, and the rest, making no difference [202] betwixt them and beasts, saving that they could speak.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Alexander when he was presented with that rich and costly casket of king Darius, and every man advised him what to put in it, he reserved it to keep Homer's works, as the most precious jewel of human wit, and yet [452] Scaliger upbraids Homer's muse, Nutricem insanae sapientiae, a nursery of madness, [453] impudent as a court lady, that blushes at nothing.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Siquidem sapientiae suae admiratione me complevit, offendi sapientissimum virum, qui salvos potest omnes homines reddere.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • In Charidemo sapientiae merito pulchritudo praefertur et opibus.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Suae erit humanitatis et sapientiae (which [3431] Tully enjoineth in like case) siquid erratum, curare, aut improvisum, sua diligentia corrigere.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

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