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

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              <s id="N101B2">ILLVSTRISS. ET POTEN
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              TISS. SAXONIAE DVCIBVS, LAND­
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              grauijs Toringiæ, Marchionibus Miſenæ, Comitibus Palatinis
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              Saxoniæ, Burggrauijs Aldeburgi & Magdeburgi, Comiti­
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              bus Brenæ, dominis terræ Pleiſenſis, MAVRICIO ſacri
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              Imperij Archimarſchalco & Electori, atque eius fra­
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              tri AVGVSTO, GEORGIVS Agri­
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              cola S. D.</s>
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              <s id="N101C5">Cvm saepe nvmero, illuſtriſſimi Principes, to
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              tius rei Metallicæ, ut Moderatus Columella Ruſti
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              cæ, magnitudinem,
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              alicuius corporis gran
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                <expan abbr="ditatẽ">ditatem</expan>
              ,
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              : uel ſingulas eius partes, quaſi
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              illius corporis membra,
                <expan abbr="numerãdo">numerando</expan>
              percenſuiſſem:
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              ueritus ſum, ne uita prius me deficeret, quàm uni­
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              uerſam percipere poſſem, nedum literis
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              :
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              nam quàm longe lateque hæc pateat, quot & quan­
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              tarum artium, ſi non magna, at aliquantula cogni­
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              tio metallicis ad eam
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              neceſſaria ſit, ex his noſtris libris quiſque in­
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              telliget. </s>
              <s id="N101F3">Tametſi uerò res Metallica ſit ampliſſima, nec ulla ex parte à Græ­
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              cis & Latinis ſcriptoribus, qui extant, abſoluta, perdifficiles habeat explica­
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              tus: tamen quia ueterrima eſt, &
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              generi maximè neceſſaria, atque fru
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              ctuoſiſſima, non debere à nobis negligi uidebatur. </s>
              <s id="N10200">Etenim Agricultura ſci­
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              entiarum nulla ſine dubitatione uetuſtior, tamen hac res Metallica eſt anti­
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              quior, uel ſaltem æqualis & coæua: nemo enim omnium mortalium
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              abſque inſtrumentis agrum coluit. </s>
              <s id="N1020D">Ea uerò, ut etiam reliquarum
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              ,
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              omne opus eſt in faciendo;
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              aut ex metallis facta ſunt, aut ſine me
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              tallis non potuerunt confici: qua de cauſa res metallica hominibus etiam eſt
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              maxime neceſſaria. </s>
              <s id="N10222">Nam cùm hi paucis iſtiuſmodi artibus carere poſſint, ea
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              rumque maximus ſit numerus, nulla ſine inſtrumentis quicquam efficit: tum
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              omnium rerum, quibus magnæ diuitiæ bona & honeſta ratione acquirun­
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              tur, nihil eſt arte metallica utilius: ex agris enim bene cultis (ut alias res omit
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              tam) fructus capimus uberrimos, ſed uberiores ex fodinis. </s>
              <s id="N1022D">Certe una fodi­
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              na ſæpe multo maiores utilitatis fructus nobis præbet, quàm agri plurimi:
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              quocirca ex omnium ferè ſeculorum memoria cognoſcimus, complures ex
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              metallis diuites factos eſſe, & eadem
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              regum fortunas amplificaſſe:
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              ſed de his nunc plura non dicam: quod eos locos in primo libro, partim hui
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              us operis, partim alterius, inſcripti De ueteribus & nouis metallis, tractaue­
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              rim, ac ea, quæ contra metalla & ipſos metallicos
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              , refellerim. </s>
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                <expan abbr="Quan­quã">Quan­
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                quam</expan>
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              res ruſtica, cum qua metallicam libenter confero, uarie uidetur eſſe
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              diffuſa, tamen in multo plures, quàm hæc noſtra, partes
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              diſtribuitur: nec
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              tam facile præcepta huius à me tradi poſſunt, quàm Columella illius tradi­
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              dit: quod ipſe
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              rei ruſticæ ſcriptores, quos ſequeretur, in manibus </s>
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