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

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            <p id="N10BF9" type="main">
              <s id="N10BFB">Aurea nunc uere ſunt ſecula, plurimus auro
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              Venit honos, auro conciliatur amor.</s>
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            <p id="N10C00" type="main">
              <s id="N10C02">Auro pulſa fides, auro uenalia iura,
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              Aurum lex ſequitur, mox ſine lege pudor.</s>
            </p>
            <p id="N10C07" type="main">
              <s id="N10C09">Et Diphilus</s>
            </p>
            <p id="N10C0C" type="main">
              <s id="N10C0E">Auro puto nihil quicquam potentius,</s>
            </p>
            <p id="N10C11" type="main">
              <s id="N10C13">Illo ſecantur, illo fiunt omnia.</s>
            </p>
            <p id="N10C16" type="main">
              <s id="N10C18">Optimus igitur quiſque iſta meritò ac iure contemnit, & pro nihilo du­
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              cit. </s>
              <s id="N10C1D">Illudque dicit ſenis Plautini:</s>
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            <p id="N10C20" type="main">
              <s id="N10C22">Odi ego aurum, multa multis ſæpe ſuaſit perperam.</s>
            </p>
            <p id="N10C25" type="main">
              <s id="N10C27">Ibi uero etiam Poetæ acerbe, &
                <expan abbr="cõtumelioſe">contumelioſe</expan>
              inuehuntur in pecuniam
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              ex auro & argento conflatam. </s>
              <s id="N10C30">Inprimis autem Iuuenalis:</s>
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            <p id="N10C33" type="main">
              <s id="N10C35">Quando quidem inter nos ſanctiſsima diuitiarum</s>
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            <p id="N10C38" type="main">
              <s id="N10C3A">Maieſtas, & ſi funeſta pecunia templo</s>
            </p>
            <p id="N10C3D" type="main">
              <s id="N10C3F">Nondum habitas, nullas nummorum ereximus aras.</s>
            </p>
            <p id="N10C42" type="main">
              <s id="N10C44">Et in alio loco.</s>
            </p>
            <p id="N10C47" type="main">
              <s id="N10C49">Prima peregrinos obſcœna pecunia mores</s>
            </p>
            <p id="N10C4C" type="main">
              <s id="N10C4E">Intulit, & turpi fregerunt ſecula luxu</s>
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            <p id="N10C51" type="main">
              <s id="N10C53">Diuitiæ molles.</s>
            </p>
            <p id="N10C56" type="main">
              <s id="N10C58">Et plerique uehementer laudant rerum
                <expan abbr="permutationẽ">permutationem</expan>
              , qua ante
                <expan abbr="repertã">repertam</expan>
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              pecuniam quondam homines uſi ſunt, & nunc ſimplices quædam natio­
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              nes utuntur. </s>
              <s id="N10C67">Deinde reliquis metallis grande conuitium faciunt, impri­
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              mis uero ferro, quo nulla pernities maior hominum uitæ afferri potuit:
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              etenim ex eo efficiuntur gladij, pila, haſtæ, conti, ſagittæ, quibus homi­
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              nes uulnerantur, & cædes, latrocinia, bella fiunt, quæ res cum Plinio
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                machum</expan>
              mouiſſet, ſcripſit: ferro utimur non cominus ſolum, ſed etiam miſ­
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              ſili uolucrique, nunc tormentis excuſſo, nunc lacertis, nunc uero pennato,
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              quam
                <expan abbr="ſceleratiſsimã">ſceleratiſsimam</expan>
              humani ingenij fraudem arbitror. </s>
              <s id="N10C7E">Siquidem ut ocy­
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              us mors perueniret ad hominem, alitem illam fecimus, pennasque ferro de­
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              dimus. </s>
              <s id="N10C85">Veruntamen miſsile in unius corpore figitur, item ſagitta ſiue e­
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              am mittat arcus, ſiue ſcorpio, ſiue catapulta, at ferreus bombardæ globus
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              in aerem expreſſus, per
                <expan abbr="multorũ">multorum</expan>
              corpora ire poteſt, &
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              marmor ſax­
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              úmue obiectum tam durum eſt, ut ipſum ſuo ictu ſuaque ui non perfringat
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              Quocirca altiſsimas turres æquat ſolo, et muros firmiſsimos findit,
                <expan abbr="perrũpit">perrum
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                pit</expan>
              , diſij cit: ut certè baliſtæ, quæ mittunt ſaxa, & arietes atque alia
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              tor
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              menta, quæ murum percutiunt, & propugnacula deijciunt, cum bom­
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              bardis comparata, non magnam uim habere uideantur. </s>
              <s id="N10CA6">Quæ
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              ,
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              quia horribiles fundunt ſonos & fremitus, non ſecus ac ſi tonitrua eſſent:
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              emittunt ex ſe flammas coruſcantes, ut fulgetra, ædificia quæque affligunt,
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              comminuunt, diſsipant, ignem euomunt & incendium excitant, non ali­
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              ter atque fulminum iactus: de noſtræ ætatis impijs hominibus diceretur re
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              ctius, quàm quondam de Salmoneo, fulmina eos eripuiſſe loui et à mani­
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              bus extorſiſſe, imò uero hanc perniciem hominum ab inferis emiſſam in
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              terras, ut plures unò ictu concidentes ad ſe raperet orcus. </s>
              <s id="N10CBB">Sed quoniam </s>
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