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  • The Latin tongue has two words whose significations approach to those of good and evil, but are not precisely the same; and those are pulchrum and turpe.

    Leviathan

  • Many poor men, younger brothers, &c. by reason of bad policy and idle education (for they are likely brought up in no calling), are compelled to beg or steal, and then hanged for theft; than which, what can be more ignominious, non minus enim turpe principi multa supplicia, quam medico multa funera, 'tis the governor's fault.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Aeque turpe frigide laudari ac insectanter vituperari.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Hispaniarum dicentem turpe esse viros et foeminas in, &c.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Occupat extremum scabies; mihi turpe relinqui est.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • In convivio, amor Veneris Martem detinet, et fortem facit; adolescentem maxime erubescere cernimus quum amatrixeum eum turpe quid committentem ostendit.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Scite enim istud et dicitur et dicetur, Id quod utile sit honestum esse, quod autem inutile sit turpe esse.

    An Enquiry into the Principles of Morals

  • "Ad cognoscendum an usque ad pollutionem se tetigerint, quando tempore et quo fine se tetigerint; an tunc quosdam motus in corpore experti fuerint, et per quantum temporis spatium; an cessantibus tactibus nihil insolitum et turpe acciderit; an non longe majorem in corpore voluptatem perceperint in fine tactuum quam in eorum principio; an tum in fine quando magnam delectationem carnalem senserunt, omnes motus corporis cessaverint; an non madefacti fuerint?"

    The Priest, The Woman And The Confessional

  • _Tr_ I v 75 'me deus oppressit, nullo _mala nostra leuante_', _EP_ II vii 61-62 'recta fides comitum poterat _mala nostra leuare_:/ditata est spoliis perfida turba meis', and _EP_ III ii 25-26 'pars estis pauci melior, qui rebus in artis/ferre mihi nullam turpe putastis [_uar_ putatis] opem'.

    The Last Poems of Ovid

  • Similar thought and language at _Tr_ IV iii 51 'me miserum si turpe putas mihi nupta uideri!' and _EP_ II iii 29-30 'cumque alii _nolint_ etiam _me nosse uideri_,/uix duo proiecto tresue tulistis opem'.

    The Last Poems of Ovid

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