Pedantius: A Latin Comedy Formerly Acted in Trinity College, Cambridge

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George Charles Moore Smith
A. Uystpruyst, 1905 - 164 pages
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Page 112 - So from the root Springs lighter the green stalk, from thence the leaves More aery, last the bright consummate flower Spirits odorous breathes: flowers and their fruit, Man's nourishment, by gradual scale sublimed, To vital spirits aspire, to animal, To intellectual; give both life and sense, Fancy and understanding ; whence the Soul Reason receives, and Reason is her being, Discursive, or Intuitive: Discourse Is oftest yours, the latter most is ours, Differing but in degree, of kind the same.
Page 103 - For time is like a fashionable host, That slightly shakes his parting guest by the hand, And with his arms outstretch'd, as he would fly, Grasps in the comer : welcome ever smiles, And farewell goes out sighing.
Page 113 - So if a man's wit be wandering, let him study the mathematics ; for in demonstrations, if his wit be called away never so little, he must begin again. If his wit be not apt to distinguish or find differences, let him study the schoolmen ; for they are cymini sectores. If he be not apt to beat over matters, and to call up one thing to prove and illustrate another, let him study the lawyers
Page xxviii - Duns' disciples, and like draff called Scotists, the children of darkness, raged in every pulpit against Greek, Latin, and Hebrew; and what sorrow the schoolmasters, that taught the true Latin tongue, had with them; some beating the pulpit with their fists for madness and roaring out with open and foaming mouth, that if there were but one Terence or Virgil in the world, and that same in their sleeves, and a fire before them, they would burn them therein, though it should cost them their lives...
Page ix - Court, & it shall cost me a fall but I will get him howted out of the Vniuersitie too, ere I giue him ouer.
Page 116 - If they do, wherefore should I doubt, but that virtue may proceed from Christ to save them? No, I will not be afraid to say to such a one, You err in your opinion; but be of good comfort; you have to do with a merciful God, who will make the best of that little which you hold well; and not with a captious sophister, who gathereth the worst out of every thing in which you are mistaken.
Page xxxvii - I am alwayes maruellously beholding vnto you for your bountifull Titles : I hope by that time I haue been resident a yeare or twoo in ITALY...
Page x - School-master, hee was full drawen & delineated from the scale of the foote to the crowne of his head. The iust manner of his phrase in his Orations and Disputations they stufft his mouth with...
Page xlii - Gallants, and whatsoeuer they were arguing of, he would not misse to catch hold of, or strike in at the one end, and take the theame out of their mouths, or it should goe hard.
Page ix - Vniuersitie too, ere I giue him ouer. What will you giue mee when I bring him vppon the Stage in one of the principallest Colledges in Cambridge! Lay anie wager with me, and I will; or, if you laye no wager at all, He fetch him aloft in Pedantius, that exquisite Comedie in Trinitie Colledge; where, vnder the...

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