T. Lucreti Cari De rerum natura (Google eBook)

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The University Press, 1889 - 120 pages
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Page 98 - Mysterious Night ! when our first Parent knew Thee from report divine, and heard thy name, Did he not tremble for this lovely frame, This glorious canopy of light and blue ? Yet 'neath a curtain of translucent dew, Bathed in the rays of the great setting flame, Hesperus with the host of heaven came ; And lo, Creation widened in man's view.
Page 9 - ... rursus in antiquas referuntur religiones et dominos acris adsciscunt, omnia posse quos miseri credunt, ignari quid queat esse, quid nequeat, finita potestas denique cuique quanam sit ratione atque alte terminus haerens.
Page xxii - And he was happy, if to know Causes of things, and far below His feet to see the lurid flow Of terror, and insane distress, And headlong fate, be happiness.
Page 105 - The glories of our blood and state Are shadows, not substantial things ; There is no armour against fate ; Death lays his icy hand on kings : Sceptre and crown Must tumble down, And in the dust be equal made With the poor crooked scythe and spade.
Page 19 - Neo quos quaeque darent motus pepigere profecto, Sed quia multa modis multis primordia rerum Ex infinito iam tempore percita plagis Ponderibusque suis consuerunt concita ferri Omnimodisque coire atque omnia pertemptare...
Page 44 - ... sic volvenda aetas commutat tempora rerum : quod fuit in pretio, fit nullo denique honore ; porro aliud succedit et <e> contemptibus exit inque dies magis appetitur floretque repertum laudibus et miro est mortalis inter honore.
Page 43 - ... summa etiam cum vis violenti per mare venti induperatorem classis super aequora verrit cum validis pariter legionibus atque elephantis, non divom pacem votis adit ac prece quaesit ventorum pavidus paces animasque secundas, 1230 nequiquam, quoniam violento turbine saepe ..correptus nilo fertur minus ad vada leti?
Page 46 - ... cogebant infraque locum concedere cultis, prata lacus rivos segetes vinetaque laeta collibus et campis ut haberent, atque olearum caerula distinguens inter plaga currere posset per tumulos et convallis camposque profusa ; 1375 ut nunc esse vides vario distincta lepore omnia, quae pomis intersita dulcibus ornant arbustisque tenent felicibus opsita circum.
Page 46 - ... si non aurea sunt iuvenum simulacra per aedes lampadas igniferas manibus retinentia dextris, lumina nocturnis epulis ut suppeditentur, nec domus argento fulget auroque renidet nec citharae reboant laqueata aurataque templa, cum tamen inter se prostrati in gramine molli propter aquae rivum sub ramis arboris altae non magnis opibus iucunde corpora curant, praesertim cum tempestas arridet et anni tempora conspergunt viridantis floribus herbas.
Page 13 - DO almae nutricis blanda atque infracta loquella nec varias quaerunt vestes pro tempore caeli, denique non armis opus est, non moenibus altis, qui sua tutentur, quando omnibus omnia large tellus ipsa parit naturaque daedala rerum.

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