Agricola, Georg, De re metallica Libri XII, Quibus Officia, Instrumenta, Machinae, ac omnia ..., 1556

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              us retinere, quantum ſine labore ferre poſſent, reliquum deſe abijcere. </s>
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              Quin Anacreon Teius uetus atque nobilis poeta quinque talenta, quibus à
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              Polycrate donatus fuit, cum de ijs duas noctes ſolicitus fuiſſet, reddidit
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              dicens, non eſſe digna curis, quæ ſint ſuſcipienda de ipſis. </s>
              <s id="N10B20">Nobiles item
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              & egregiè fortes imperatores fuerunt
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              ſimiles auri
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              deſpicientia ac contemptione: ſiquidem Phocion Athenienſis, qui ſæpius
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              dux exercitus fuit,
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              auri pondus, ſibi dono miſſum ab Alexandro
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              Macedonum rege, paruum duxit & contempſit. </s>
              <s id="N10B37">& M. </s>
              <s id="N10B3A">Curius aurum,
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              Fabricius Luſcinus argentum & æs referre Samnitibus iuſsit. </s>
              <s id="N10B3F">Sed etiam
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              reſpub. </s>
              <s id="N10B44">quædam aurum & argentum legibus & inſtitutis ab uſu et tracta
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              tione ſuorum ciuium
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              . </s>
              <s id="N10B4D">Etenim Lacædemones decreto & diſci
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              plina Lycurgi diligenter inquirebant in ſuos ciues, ea poſsiderent nec ne,
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              poſſeſſor autem deprehenſus pœnas legibus & iudicio dedit. </s>
              <s id="N10B54">& oppidi
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              ad Tigrim, quod Babytace nominabatur, incolæ atque habitatores
                <expan abbr="aurũ">aurum</expan>
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              defodiebant in terra, ne quis eo uteretur. </s>
              <s id="N10B5F">& Scytarchæ uſum auri argen­
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              tique condemnabant, ut auaricia ſe abdicarent. </s>
              <s id="N10B64">Tum metalla conuicijs ia­
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              ctantur. </s>
              <s id="N10B69">Primo autem petulanter iſti
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              auro & argento,
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                funeſtas</expan>
              & nefarias peſtes humani generis, nam ea qui poſsident maximo
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              in periculo ſunt, quos deficiunt, poſſeſſoribus tendunt inſidias, quam­
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              obrem utriſque
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              cauſa interitus & exitij fuerunt. </s>
              <s id="N10B7E">Siquidem Po­
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              lymneſtor rex Thracum, ut potiretur auro, interfecit
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              illuſtrem
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              hoſpitem & filium Priami, ſoceri ſui & ueteris amici. </s>
              <s id="N10B89">Theſauros quoque
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              auri argentique ut raperet Pygmaleon Tyriorum rex ſororis
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              & ſa­
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              cerdotem, nullam habens rationem neque affinitatis, neque religionis, ob­
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              truncauit. </s>
              <s id="N10B96">Auri gratia Eriphyle Amphiaraum maritum hoſti prodidit. </s>
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              Laſthenes Olynthum urbem Philippo Macedoni: Sp. Tarpeij filia auro
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              corrupta Sabinos in arcem Romanam accepit. </s>
              <s id="N10B9F">C.</s>
              <s id="N10BA2">Curio patriam auro
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              uendidit Cæſari dictatori. </s>
              <s id="N10BA7">At Aeſculapio ſummo medico, & ut habitus
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              eſt, Apollinis filio, aurum interitus cauſa fuit. </s>
              <s id="N10BAC">Similiter M. </s>
              <s id="N10BAF">Craſſus cum
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              auro Parthorum inhiaret, profligatus una cum filio & undecim legioni­
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              bus, hoſti ludibrio fuit. </s>
              <s id="N10BB6">Is enim aurum liquidum infundens in rictum in­
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              terfecti dixit: Aurum ſitiſti, aurum bibe. </s>
              <s id="N10BBB">Sed quid multis hiſtoriarum ex­
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              emplis hic nobis opus eſt? </s>
              <s id="N10BC0">cum uideamus diebus ferè ſingulis propter au
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              rum argentúmue fores effringi, perfodi parietes, miſeros uiatores occidi,
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              ab iſto rapaci & crudeli genere
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              nato ad furta, ad ſacrilegia, ad ex­
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              curſiones & latrocinia, fures
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              correptos ſuſpendi, ſacrilegos uiuos
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              comburi, latronum artus rota confringi, bella quoque non exitioſa
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              ijs quibus inferuntur, ſed ijs etiam qui ea faciunt, geri propter eadem. </s>
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              Quinetiam ea ipſa, dicunt, dant facultatem ad omne flagitium, uirginum
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              ſcilicet corruptelas, & adulteria, & inceſta, ſtupra denique quæ per uim
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                feruntur</expan>
              . </s>
              <s id="N10BE5">Itaque Poetæ cum fingunt louem in aureum imbrem uerſum, atque
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              illapſum in ſinum Danaes, non aliud uolunt, quàm ipſum auro muniſſe
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              ſibi tutam uiam, qua ingrederetur in turrim ad uitium faciendum uirgini. </s>
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              Præterea auro & argento multorum fides labefactatur, emuntur iudicia,
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              infinita ſcelera eduntur. </s>
              <s id="N10BF2">Etenim ut Propertius inquit,</s>
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