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

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          <chap id="N10018">
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              Terra ferax hominum, terraque diues opum.</s>
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            <p id="N104C1" type="main">
              <s id="N104C3">Hic auri in uenis locupletibus aura refulget,
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              Non alio meſſis carior ulla loco.</s>
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            <p id="N104C8" type="main">
              <s id="N104CA">Auricomum extulerit felix Campania ramum,
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              Nec fructu nobis deficiente cadit.</s>
            </p>
            <p id="N104CF" type="main">
              <s id="N104D1">Eruit argenti ſolidas hoc tempore maſſas
                <lb/>
              Foſſor, de proprijs armaque miles agris.</s>
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            <p id="N104D6" type="main">
              <s id="N104D8">Ignotum Graijs eſt Heſperijsque metallum,
                <lb/>
              Quod Biſemutum lingua paterna uocat.</s>
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            <p id="N104DD" type="main">
              <s id="N104DF">Candidius nigro, ſed plumbo nigrius albo,
                <lb/>
              Noſtra quoque hoc uena diuite fundit humus.</s>
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            <p id="N104E4" type="main">
              <s id="N104E6">Funditur in tormenta, corus cum imitantia fulmen,
                <lb/>
              Æs, inque hoſtiles ferrea maſſa domos.</s>
            </p>
            <p id="N104EB" type="main">
              <s id="N104ED">Scribuntur plumbo libri: quis credidit antè
                <lb/>
              Quàm mirandam artem Teutonis ora dedit?</s>
            </p>
            <p id="N104F2" type="main">
              <s id="N104F4">Nec tamen hoc alijs, aut illa petuntur ab oris,
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              Eruta Germano cuncta metalla ſolo.</s>
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            <p id="N104F9" type="main">
              <s id="N104FB">Sed quid ego hæc repeto, monumentis tradita claris
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              AGRICOLAE, quæ nunc docta per ora uolant?</s>
            </p>
            <p id="N10500" type="main">
              <s id="N10502">Hic cauſſis ortus, & formas uiribus addit,
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              Et quærenda quibus ſint meliora locis.</s>
            </p>
            <p id="N10507" type="main">
              <s id="N10509">Quæ ſi mente prius legiſti candidus æqua:
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              Da reliquis quoque nunc tempora pauca libris.</s>
            </p>
            <p id="N1050E" type="main">
              <s id="N10510">Vtilitas ſequitur cultorem: crede, uoluptas
                <lb/>
              Non iucunda minor, rara legentis, erit.</s>
            </p>
            <p id="N10515" type="main">
              <s id="N10517">Iudicioque prius ne quis malè damnet iniquo,
                <lb/>
              Quæ ſunt auctoris munera mira Dei:</s>
            </p>
            <p id="N1051C" type="main">
              <s id="N1051E">Eripit ipſe ſuis primùm tela hoſtibus, inque
                <lb/>
              Mittentis torquet ſpicula rapta caput.</s>
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            <p id="N10523" type="main">
              <s id="N10525">Fertur equo latro, uehitur pirata triremi:
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              Ergo necandus equus, nec fabricanda ratis?</s>
            </p>
            <p id="N1052A" type="main">
              <s id="N1052C">Viſceribus terræ lateant abſtruſa metalla,
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              Vti opibus neſcit quòd mala turba ſuis?</s>
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            <p id="N10531" type="main">
              <s id="N10533">Quiſquis es, aut doctis pareto monentibus, aut te
                <lb/>
              Inter habere bonos ne fateare locum.</s>
            </p>
            <p id="N10538" type="main">
              <s id="N1053A">Se non in prærupta metallicus abijcit audax,
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              Vt quondam immiſſo Curtius acer equo:</s>
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            <p id="N1053F" type="main">
              <s id="N10541">Sed prius ediſcit, quæ ſunt noſcenda perito,
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              Quodque facit, multa doctus ab arte facit.</s>
            </p>
            <p id="N10546" type="main">
              <s id="N10548">Vtque gubernator ſeruat cum ſidere uentos:
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              Sic minimè dubijs utitur ille notis.</s>
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            <p id="N1054D" type="main">
              <s id="N1054F">Iaſides nauim, currus regit arte Metiſcus:
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              Foſſor opus peragit nec minus arte ſuum.</s>
            </p>
            <p id="N10554" type="main">
              <s id="N10556">Indagat uenæ ſpacium, numerumque, modumque,
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              Siue obliqua ſuum, rectaúe tendat iter.</s>
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