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

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              Itaque pecunia fretæ gentes multum inter ſe diſtantes longeque ſeiuncta facil­
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              lime faciunt mercaturas, quibus uita ciuilis uix carere poteſt. </s>
              <s id="N110CC">Deinde ma­
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              ledicta quæ dicuntur in ferrum, æs, plumbum, neipſa quidem apud uiros
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              prudentes & graues locum habent. </s>
              <s id="N110D3">Etenim ut illa metalla
                <expan abbr="tollãtur">tollantur</expan>
              de me­
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              dio, homines certè uehementius efferueſcentes iracundia, & effrenato furo
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              re incitati, pugnis, calcibus, unguibus, dentibus tanquam feræ certabunt. </s>
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              Alij alijs fuſtes
                <expan abbr="impingẽt">impingent</expan>
              , alios lapidibus percutient, alios
                <expan abbr="proſternẽt">proſternent</expan>
              , quin
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              etiam homo hominem non ſolum ferro interficit, ſed necat ueneno, inedia,
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              ſiti: premit faucibus & ſtrangulat,
                <expan abbr="uiuũ">uiuum</expan>
              defodit in terra: immergit in aquas
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              & ſuffocat,
                <expan abbr="cõburit">comburit</expan>
              , ſuſpendit, ut faciat omne
                <expan abbr="elementũ">elementum</expan>
              particeps humanæ
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              necis. </s>
              <s id="N110FE">Tum denique alius feris obijcitur: alius in mactati pecoris cadauer to
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              tus inſuitur, excepto capite, ſicque uermibus
                <expan abbr="dilaniãdus">dilaniandus</expan>
              relin quitur: alium ui
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              uarijs immerſum, totum pariter murenæ diſtrahunt: alius oleo incoquitur:
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              alius oliuo inunctus ligatuſque muſcis & crabronibus
                <expan abbr="uexãdus">uexandus</expan>
              proponitur:
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              alius uirgis cæſus uel fuſtibus mulctatus neci datur: alius ſaxis facta lapida­
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              tione obruitur: alius præcipitatur ex altis locis. </s>
              <s id="N11113">Præterea homo ſine metal
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              lis cruciatur non uno modo? </s>
              <s id="N11118">ut cum carnifex cereis
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              inguina ip­
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              ſi & alas adurit: uel
                <expan abbr="linteũ">linteum</expan>
              imponit in os, id que per
                <expan abbr="inſpirationẽ">inſpirationem</expan>
              ſenſim & leni
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              ter in fauces tractum, repente & uiolenter retrahit: uel manibus poſt
                <expan abbr="tergũ">tergum</expan>
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              illigatis, ipſum fune paulatim in ſublime
                <expan abbr="tractũ">tractum</expan>
              , ſubito deijcit: uel ſimiliter
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              à trabe religato ſaxum grandis
                <expan abbr="põderis">ponderis</expan>
              è pedibus funiculo
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              : uel de­
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              nique eius artus torto diſtrahit. </s>
              <s id="N11141">Itaque ex his intelligimus non metalla eſſe cul
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              panda, ſed noſtra uitia, iram dico,
                <expan abbr="crudelitatẽ">crudelitatem</expan>
              , diſcordiam, cupiditatem latè
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                <expan abbr="regnãdi">regnandi</expan>
              , auaritiam, libidinem. </s>
              <s id="N1114F">Sed exiſtit hoc loco quæſtio, utrum res foſ­
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              ſiles in numero
                <expan abbr="bonorũ">bonorum</expan>
              habere debeamus, an reponere in malorum cœtu. </s>
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              Vniuerſas quidem diuitias Peripatetici in bonorum numero duxerunt, &
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              modo nominarunt externa, quod neque in animo neque in corpore, ſed extra
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              ſint. </s>
              <s id="N11160">Tum autem ut multa alia
                <expan abbr="dixerũt">dixerunt</expan>
              eſſe poſſe bona, quod his bene uelma
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              uti ſit in noſtra
                <expan abbr="ſitũ">ſitum</expan>
              poteſtate. </s>
              <s id="N1116D">Etenim boni uiri his bene
                <expan abbr="utũtur">utuntur</expan>
              , eiſque ſunt
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              utiles: mali, male, eiſque inutiles ſunt. </s>
              <s id="N11176">Socratis eſt dictum,
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              ad uaſa mu­
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              tari, diuitias ad eorum, qui ipſas poſsident mores. </s>
              <s id="N1117F">Stoici uero
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              mos
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              eſt ut ſubtiliter & argute
                <expan abbr="diſputẽt">diſputent</expan>
              , quamuis diuitias ex
                <expan abbr="bonorũ">bonorum</expan>
              choro ſuſtu
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              lerint, non tamen
                <expan abbr="numerarũt">numerarunt</expan>
              in malis, ſed in eo genere quod appellatur in­
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              differens collocarunt. </s>
              <s id="N11198">Etenim ipſis uirtus eſt una, bonum, uitium tantum
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              modo malum, omne reliquum genus indifferens. </s>
              <s id="N1119D">Itaque ut ipſi de hac re ſen
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              tiunt, nihil intereſt bene ualeat quiſpiam, an grauiter ægrotet: nihil inter­
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              eſt formoſus ſit an deformis. </s>
              <s id="N111A4">Denique</s>
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            <p id="N111A7" type="main">
              <s id="N111A9">Diues ne priſco natus ab Inacho</s>
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            <p id="N111AC" type="main">
              <s id="N111AE">Nil intereſt, an pauper & infima</s>
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            <p id="N111B1" type="main">
              <s id="N111B3">De gente ſub dio moreris.</s>
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            <p id="N111B6" type="main">
              <s id="N111B8">At ego quidem non uideo cauſam cur ei quod naturaliter & per ſe
                <expan abbr="bonũ">bonum</expan>
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              eſt, inter bona eſſe aliquid loci non debeat. </s>
              <s id="N111C1">Res foſsiles certè natura creat,
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              & humano generi præbent
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              neceſſariumque uſum, ut
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              de or­
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              natu, qui cum utilitate mirifice
                <expan abbr="cõgruit">congruit</expan>
              . </s>
              <s id="N111D4">Igitur ipſa deijci de ſuo ſtatu & gra
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              du quem tenent in bonis
                <expan abbr="æquũ">æquum</expan>
              non eſt. </s>
              <s id="N111DD">Nec uero ſi quis malè ipſis eſt uſus, </s>
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