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

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              habuit: nempe Græcos plus quinquaginta, quos etiam Marcus Varro re­
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              cenſet: Latinos plus decem, quos ipſe Columella commemorat: ego ſolum
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              C.</s>
              <s id="N10266">Plinium Secundum, quem ſequar, habeam: qui tamen perpaucas ra­
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              tiones uenarum effodiendarum, & metallorum conficiendorum exponit:
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              res enim metallica tantum abeſt, ut uniuerſa ſit tractata ab aliquo ſcriptore,
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              ut ne ij quidem, qui diſperſe ſcripſerunt alius alia de re, ſingulas eius partes
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              abſoluerint: quinetiam eorum magna eſt paucitas: ſiquidem ſolus ex Græ­
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              cis omnibus Strato Lampſacenus Theophraſti ſucceſſor librum unum De
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              machinis metallicis edidit: niſi forte Philonis poetæ metallicus aliquam ar­
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              tis particulam ſit complexus: nam Pherecrates in comœdiam, inſcriptione
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                <expan abbr="ſimilẽ">ſimilem</expan>
              , metallicos ſeruos aut ad metalla damnatos uidetur introduxiſſe: ex
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              Latinis autem Plinius, ut iam dixi, tradidit pauculas laborandi rationes: qui
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              bus nouos ſcriptores, qualeſcunque ſint, oportet annumerare: nemo enim iu
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              ſta reprehenſione poterit carere, qui eos, quorum ſcriptis, etſi paucis, utitur,
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              debita laude fraudat. </s>
              <s id="N10284">Noſtra quidem lingua duo libri ſcripti ſunt: alter De
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              materiæ metallicæ & metallorum experimento, admodum confuſus, cuius
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              operis
                <expan abbr="parẽs">parens</expan>
              ignoratur: alter De uenis, de quibus etiam Pandulfus Anglus
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              ſcripſiſſe fertur: ſed librum Germanicum confecit Calbus Fribergius, non
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              ignobilis medicus: uerum uenter eam, quam ſumpſit, partem abſoluit. </s>
              <s id="N10293">Nu­
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              per uerò Vannocius Biringuccius Senenſis, homo diſertus, &
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              re­
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              rum peritus, uulgari Italorum ſermone tractauit locum De metallis funden
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              dis, ſeparandis, agglutinandis. </s>
              <s id="N102A0">Rationem autem
                <expan abbr="quarundã">quarundam</expan>
              uenarum exco­
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              quendarum breuiter perſtrinxit: quorundam ſuccorum
                <expan abbr="conficiendorũ">conficiendorum</expan>
              pla
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              nius expoſuit: quibus legendis renouaui memoriam
                <expan abbr="eorũ">eorum</expan>
              , quos uidi quon­
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              dam in Italia confici: reliquas res omnes, de quibus ſcribo, aut prorſus non
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              attigit, aut leuiter. </s>
              <s id="N102B7">Hoc libro Franciſcus Badoarius, patricius Venetus, uir ſa
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              ne prudens & grauis, me donauit: quod tunc ſe facturum recepit, cùm pro­
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              ximo ſuperiore anno FERDINANDVM regem, ad quem legatus à Vene­
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              tis miſſus erat, ſecutus Mariebergi eſſet: plura ſcriptores de re metallica lite­
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              ris mandaſſe non comperio: quapropter, etiamſi Stratonis liber extaret, ex
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              his partibus non dimidium artis metallicæ corpus confici poſſet. </s>
              <s id="N102C4">Quo
                <expan abbr="aũt">aut </expan>
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              minus multi ſunt qui de re Metallica ſcripſerunt, eò magis mihi mirum ui­
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              detur tot chymiſtas extitiſſe, qui
                <expan abbr="cõpoſuerint">compoſuerint</expan>
              artificium de metallis alijs in
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              alia mutandis: multos Hermolaus Barbarus, homo dignitate generis & gra
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              dus, ac omni doctrina ornatus, nominatim protulit: ego plures proferam,
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              ſed inſignes tantum, delectum enim ſeruabo: itaque
                <foreign lang="el">xumeutika\</foreign>
              ſcripſit Oſtha
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              nes, Hermes, Chanes, Zoſimus Alexandrinus ad
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              Theoſebiam, O­
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              lympiodorus item Alexandrinus, Agathodæmon, Democritus,
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              Abde­
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              rites ille, ſed alter, neſcio qui: Orus Chryſorichites, Pebichius, Comerius, Io
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              annes, Apuleius, Petaſius, Pelagius, Africanus, Theophilus, Syneſius, Ste­
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              phanus ad Heracleum Cæſarem, Heliodorus ad
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              , Geberus, Cal
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              lides Rachaidibus, Veradianus, Rodianus, Canides, Merlinus,
                <expan abbr="Raimũdus">Raimundus</expan>
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              Lulius, Arnaldus Villonouanus, Auguſtinus Pantheus Venetus: fœminæ
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              tres, Cleopatra, uirgo Taphnutia, Maria Iudæa: atque hi chymiſtæ omnes o­
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              rationera ſolutam uſurparunt: præter Ioannem Aurelium Augurellum Ari</s>
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