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

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              in pannuleio, ſub quod ſubit ſubtegmen, idque pectine feritur, ut tandem
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              ex filis tantum: uel ex filis & pilis fiat pannus. </s>
              <s id="N10E41">Linum uero uulſum primo
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              pectitur hamis. </s>
              <s id="N10E46">mox mergitur in aquas, rurſusque ſiccatur: tum tuſum ſti­
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              pario malleo uel confractum carminatur, deinde extenuatur in fila, poſt­
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              remo texitur tela. </s>
              <s id="N10E4D">Sed artifex panni aut textor num aliquod habet inſtru
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              mentum non ferreum? </s>
              <s id="N10E52">uel ligneum ſine ferro factum? </s>
              <s id="N10E55">iam ſarcinatori diſ­
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              cin dendus pannus uel tela: num id ſine cultro uel forfice faciet? </s>
              <s id="N10E5A">num
                <expan abbr="cõ­ſuet">con­
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                ſuet</expan>
              ullam ueſtem ſine acu? </s>
              <s id="N10E63">ne populus quidem tranſmarinus pennarum
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              contextu corporis tegumentum faciet ſine ijsdem inſtrumentis, nec pelli­
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              ones ipſis carere poſſunt cuiuſcunque generis animantium ſuant pelles. </s>
              <s id="N10E6A">Et
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              ſutor indiget ſcalpri, quo ſcindat coriu: cultri, quo radat: ſubulæ, qua per­
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              foret, ut poſsit
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              calceos. </s>
              <s id="N10E75">Sed hæc tegumenta corporum uel texta
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              uel ſuta ſunt. </s>
              <s id="N10E7A">Ædificia uero quæ idem corpus tuentur ab imbribus, uen­
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              tis, frigore, calore, non
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              ſine ſecuri, ſerra, terebro. </s>
              <s id="N10E83">Sed quid plu­
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              ribus uerbis opus eſt? </s>
              <s id="N10E88">Metallis ex uſu hominum ſublatis, tollitur omnis
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              ratio & tuendæ ſuſtentandæque ualetudinis, & tenendi curſum uitæ cul­
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              tioris. </s>
              <s id="N10E8F">Etenim homines
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              et miſerrimam uitam degerent inter fe
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              ras, ni metalla eſſent, redirent ad glandes atque ſylueſtria poma & pruna:
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              herbis & radicibus euulſis ueſcerentur, unguibus foderent ſpeluncas, in
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              quibus noctu iacerent, interdiu in ſyluis & campis paſsim more
                <expan abbr="beſtiarũ">beſtiarum</expan>
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              uagarentur, quæres quia hominis ratione, preſtantiſsima & optima na­
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              turæ dote, prorſus eſt indigna, adeóne quiſquam erit ſtultus aut perti­
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              nax, ut metalla ad uictum ueſtitumque neceſſaria eſſe, & ad uitam
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              tuendam pertinere, non concedat? </s>
              <s id="N10EAC">Tum quia metallici plerumque
                <expan abbr="fodiũt">fodiunt</expan>
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              montes nihil frugum ferentes, & ualles tenebris circumfuſas agris uaſtita
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              tem exiguam aut nullam inferunt. </s>
              <s id="N10EB7">Poſtremò ubi ſyluæ & nemora ſucci­
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              duntur, ibi fruticum et arborum radicibus extirpatis frumenta ſerunt, qul
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              noui agri tam uberes breui efferunt fruges, ut damna, quæ lignis carius e­
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              mendis faciunt incolæ, relarciant. </s>
              <s id="N10EC0">Atque metallis, quæ ex uenis conflan­
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              tur, alibi innumeræ uolueres, beſtiæ edules, piſces comparari, & ad loca
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              montoſa afferri poſſunt. </s>
              <s id="N10EC7">Abeo ad exempla: Bias Prienenſis capta patria
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              nihil de rebus precioſis exportauit ex urbe, ut uir qui habitus eſt ſapiens,
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              ab hoſtibus ſibi periculum non metuerit, quanquam hoc de eo dici uere
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              non poſsit, quod ſe coniecerit in fugam, non magna mihi res uidetur eſſe,
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              iacturam horum etiam bonorum facere, perdita domo, prædijs, patria
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              ipſa, qua nihil charius. </s>
              <s id="N10ED4">Quin ego iudicarem Biantem iſtius generis bona
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              contempſiſse, ac pro nihilo putaſſe, ſi anteaquam patria capta eſſet, ea lar­
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              gitus eſſet cognatis & amicis, aut diſtribuiſſet in egentiſsimos homines:
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              nam idipſum ſine
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              feciſſet ſua ſponte, hoc, quod tantopere mi­
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              ratur Græcia, ui
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              coactus & fractus metu feciſſe uideri poteſt. </s>
              <s id="N10EE7">So­
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              crates uero non ſpreuit aurum, ſed docendi precium noluit ſibi perſolui. </s>
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              At Ariſtippus Cyrenenſis ſi comportaſſet ipſe atque ſeruaſſet
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              , quod
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              iuſsit ſeruos de ſe abijcere, potuiſſet emereres quæ
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              ad uſus ui­
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              tæ neceſſarias & propter egeſtatem non habuiſſet neceſſe adulari Diony­
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              ſium Siciliæ tyrannum, nec unquam ex eo nominatus fuiſſet regius canis. </s>
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