T. Lucreti Cari De rerum natura libri sex

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Page 283 - I have seen all the works that are done under the sun ; and, behold, all is vanity and vexation of spirit.
Page 237 - Oh that men would praise the Lord for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!
Page 268 - For them no more the blazing hearth shall burn. Or busy housewife ply her evening care; No children run to lisp their sire's return, Or climb his knees the envied kiss to share.
Page 311 - Acherusia templa petentes. nam veluti pueri trepidant atque omnia caecis in tenebris metuunt, sic nos in luce timemus interdum, nilo quae sunt metuenda magis quam quae pueri in tenebris pavitant finguntque futura. 90 hunc igitur terrorem animi tenebrasque necessest non radii solis neque lucida tela diei discutiant, sed naturae species ratioque.
Page 34 - Sed nil dulcius est, bene quam munita tenere Edita doctrina sapientum templa serena, Despicere unde queas alios passimque videre Errare atque viam palantis quaerere vitae, Certare ingenio, contendere nobilitate, Noctes atque dies niti praestante labore Ad summas emergere opes rerumque potiri.
Page 199 - All these things being considered, it seems probable to me that God in the beginning formed matter in solid, massy, hard, impenetrable, moveable particles, of such sizes and figures, and with such other properties and in such proportion to space as most conduced to the end for which he formed them...
Page 196 - And this brings us to the true conclusion implied throughout the foregoing pages — the conclusion that it is one and the same Ultimate Reality which is manifested to us subjectively and objectively. For while the nature of that which is manifested under either form proves to be inscrutable, the order of its manifestations throughout all mental phenomena proves to be the same as the order of its manifestations throughout all material phenomena.
Page 64 - ... volgus abhorret ab hac, volui tibi suaviloquenti carmine Pierio rationem exponere nostram et quasi musaeo dulci contingere melle...
Page 25 - ... et de pauxillis atque minutis visceribus viscus gigni sanguenque creari sanguinis inter se multis coeuntibu' guttis ex aurique putat micis consistere posse aurum et de terris terram concrescere parvis, 840 ignibus ex ignis, umorem umoribus esse; cetera consimili fingit ratione putatque.
Page 289 - ... those who live upon the mountains and in dry and lofty places are more liable to destruction than those who dwell by rivers or on the seashore ; and from this calamity the Nile, who is our never-failing saviour, saves and delivers us.

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