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

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              bombardæ quæ in manu teneri poſſunt, hodie raro ſiunt ex ferro, magnæ
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              nunquam, ſed ex æris & plumbi candidi quadam miſtione, idcirco in æs
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              & plumbum plura maledicta conferunt, quàm in ferrum. </s>
              <s id="N10CC7">Hocloco eti­
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              am commemorant æneum Phalaridis taurum, æneum
                <expan abbr="Pergamenorũbo">Pergamenorum</expan>
              bo
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              uem, canem ferreum, eculeum, manicas, compedes, cuneos, uncos, lami­
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              nas ignitas. </s>
              <s id="N10CD4">His homines crudeliter torti, confitentur maleficia & facino­
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              ra, quæ nunquam
                <expan abbr="cõmiſerunt">commiſerunt</expan>
              , atque innocentes omni ſupplicio miſerrime
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              ſic ex cruciati
                <expan abbr="necãtur">necantur</expan>
              . </s>
              <s id="N10CE3">Plumbum etiam nigrum peſtiferum et nocens eſſe,
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              eoque liquido puniri homines, ex hoc carmine Horatij, de fortuna loquen
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              tis conuincitur.</s>
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            <p id="N10CEA" type="main">
              <s id="N10CEC">Te ſemper anteit ſæua neceſsitas</s>
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            <p id="N10CEF" type="main">
              <s id="N10CF1">Clauos trabaleis, & cuneos manu</s>
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            <p id="N10CF4" type="main">
              <s id="N10CF6">Geſtans ahena, nec ſeuerus</s>
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            <p id="N10CF9" type="main">
              <s id="N10CFB">Vncus abeſt, liquidumque plumbum.</s>
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            <p id="N10CFE" type="main">
              <s id="N10D00">Vtuero magis odium concitent in hoc metallum, non ſilent de plum­
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              batis & globulis paruarum
                <expan abbr="bõbardarum">bombardarum</expan>
              ex eo factis, & læſionis necisque
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              cauſam in ipſum
                <expan abbr="cõferunt">conferunt</expan>
              . </s>
              <s id="N10D0F">Itaque cum natura in profundo terræ metalla pe
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              nitus abſtruſerit, ad uſus uitæ non ſint neceſſaria, ſpreta ſunt ab optimo
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              quo que uiro & repudiata, effodienda non ſunt, & cum effoſſa ſemper mul
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              torum & magnorum malorum cauſa extiterint: ſequitur ipſam etiam ar­
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              tem metallicam
                <expan abbr="hominũ">hominum</expan>
              generi utilem non eſſe, ſed noxiam exitioſamque. </s>
              <s id="N10D1E">
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              Iſtis autem tragœdijs uiri boni complures ita
                <expan abbr="perturbãtur">perturbantur</expan>
              , ut odium acer
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              biſsimum in metalla concipiant, eaque prorſus non gigni uelint, aut genita
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              à nemine omnium effodi. </s>
              <s id="N10D2A">Sed quo magis ſingularem illorum integrita­
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              tem & innocentiam bonitatemque laudo, eò maiori curæ mihi erit, ut om­
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              nis error ex eorum animis extirpetur, ac funditus tollatur, utque aperiatur
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              ſententia uera, & humano generi perutilis. </s>
              <s id="N10D33">
                <expan abbr="Primũ">Primum</expan>
              qui metalla accuſant
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              & ea uſu abdicant, non uident ſe Deum ipſum accuſare, & ſcelerum dam­
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              nare, ut quem res quaſdam fruſtra ac ſine cauſa condidiſſe autument, &
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              malorum autorem eſſe putent, quæ ſanè ſententia pijs hominibus & peri
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              tis uiris digna non eſt. </s>
              <s id="N10D41">Deinde, metalla certè terra non
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              in profun­
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              do, propterea quod ea ab hominibus fodi non uelit, ſed quia prouida ſo
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              lersque natura
                <expan abbr="ſuũ">ſuum</expan>
              cuique rei locum dedit, ea gignit in uenis et fibris
                <expan abbr="cõmiſſurisque">commiſſu
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                risque</expan>
              ſaxorum, tanquam in uaſis proprijs, & materiæ receptaculis: etenim
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              in reliquis elementis aut gigni non poſſunt, quòd ipſis materia deſit, aut
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              genita in aere, id quod perraro euenit, non reperiunt locum conſiſtendi,
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              ſed ſua ui ſuoque pondere deorſum in terram feruntur. </s>
              <s id="N10D5C">Cum igitur metal­
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              la ſedem propriam et ſtabilem
                <expan abbr="habeãt">habeant</expan>
              in uiſceribus terræ, quis non uidet
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              iſtos, id quod uolunt probabili
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              non concludere? </s>
              <s id="N10D6B">Sed di­
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              cunt: quanquam metalla ſunt in terra, ut in proprio ſui ortus loco locata,
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              quia tamen incluſa & abdita latent in occulto, non ſunt eruenda. </s>
              <s id="N10D72">Ego au­
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              tem iſtis reprehenſoribus nimium moleſtis pro metallis piſces regeram,
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              quos occultos & latentes in aquis, marinis etiam, capimus, cum multo
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              magis alienum ſit ab hominis terreni animalis uita maris interiora, quàm
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              terræ uiſcera ſcrutari. </s>
              <s id="N10D7D">Siquidem ut aues ad liberè uolitandum per aerem </s>
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