T. Lucreti Cari De rerum natura libri sex

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J. Allyn, 1884 - 385 Seiten
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Seite 302 - quod non insit in eo, perfectus undique est. The existence of natural and moral evil has always vexed the minds of the thoughtful; thus the Preacher exclaims (Eccl. i. 14—15), ‘I have seen all the works that are done under the sun; and, behold, all is vanity
Seite 303 - upon; Munro quotes Shakespere, ‘Lear' 4, 6: “Thou knowest, the first time that we smell the air We wawl, and cry; When we are born, we cry that we are come To this great stage of fools.” Kant remarks (‘Anthrop. II. E., hart. viii. 652) “that no creature except modern man has the habit of entering upon life with a cry.
Seite 302 - vexation of spirit. That which is crooked cannot be made straight, and that which is wanting cannot be numbered.” Expressions in the same spirit are common in all literatures. Modern materialists and pessimists make much use of the same arguments that Lucr. here so forcibly states. Cf. eg Haeckel, ‘Nat. Hist. of Creation,
Seite xlv - illis sunt omnia primis. Humana ante oculos foede cum vita iaceret in terris oppressa gravi sub religione quae caput a caeli regionibus ostendebat horribili super aspectu mortalibus instans, 65 primum Graius homo mortalis tollere contra est oculos ausus primusque obsistere contra, quem neque fama deum nec fulmina nec minitanti murmure compressit caelum, sed eo magis acrem
Seite 226 - he formed them; and that these primitive particles, being solid, are incomparably harder than any porous body compounded of them, — even so very hard as never to wear or to break in pieces.” See Lange, ‘Hist. of Materialism,
Seite 288 - thinking of the heavy, dreamless sleep, and were not troubled with the apprehensions that vexed Hamlet : — “To die, — to sleep:— To sleep! perchance, to dream: ay, there ‘s the rub; For in that sleep of death what dreams may come, When we have shuffled off this mortal coil, Must give us pause.
Seite xliv - alma Venus, caeli subter labentia signa quae mare navigerum, quae terras frugiferentis concelebras, per te quoniam genus omne animantum concipitur visitque exortum lumina solis: te, dea, te fugiunt venti, te nubila caeli adventumque tuum, tibi suavis daedala tellus summittit fibres, tibi rident aequora ponti placatumque nitet diffuso lumine caelum.
Seite 304 - All the rivers run into the sea; yet the sea is not full; unto the place from whence the rivers come, thither they return again.”.
Seite xlviii - cum sit agendum propter egestatem linguae et rerum novitatem; sed tua me virtus tamen et sperata voluptas 140 suavis amicitiae quemvis sufferre laborem suadet et inducit noctes vigilare serenas quaerentem dictis quibus et quo carmine demum clara tuae possim praepandere lumina menti, res quibus occultas penitus convisere possis. 145 Hunc igitur terrorem animi tenebrasque
Seite xlvii - bene cum superis de rebus habenda nobis est ratio, solis lunaeque meatus qua fiant ratione, et qua vi quaeque gerantur in terris, turn cum primis ratione sagaci 130 unde anima atque animi constet natura videndum; et quae res nobis, vigilantibus obvia, mentes terrificet morbo adfectis somnoque sepultis, cernere uti videamur

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