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

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                <cell id="N20562">Ælianus</cell>
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                <cell id="N205B8">Horatius</cell>
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              <s id="N205C3">GEORGIVS AGRICOLA GEOR­
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              gio Fabricio S. P. D.</s>
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              <s id="N205DA">Vanquam duos libros de ſtirpibus ſcripſit Ariſtoteles, tamen
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              ijs Theophraſtum diſcipulum non deterruit, quo minus ſuam
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              de ijſdem ſtirpibus
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              multis libris explicaret. </s>
              <s id="N205E5">Nec ipſe
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              Theophraſtus tanta ſcientia, tantaque copia ſtudium Dioſcori­
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              dis ardoremque reſtinxit: ſed etiam is poſteritati
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              quarun­
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              dam arborum ac
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              figuras & uires, longo atque multo uſu perceptas,
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              literis memoriæque mandauit. </s>
              <s id="N205F8">Male enim ſe habuiſſent ſtudia, ſi ætate inferi
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              oribus ad ca quæ à maioribus erant inuenta, nihil addere licuiſſet: certe ſi
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              Græci hanc legem iniquam quondam accepiſſent, nulla ars, nulla ſcientia,
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              nulla diſciplina potuiſſet perfici. </s>
              <s id="N20601">Quapropter etſi Ariſtoteles libros com­
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              plures edidit, in quibus animantium naturas, partes, ortus, ratione & uia eſt
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              perſecutus: tamen philoſophiæ deditos auocare nec uoluit, nec debuit, à ſtu
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              dio tum perquirendi poſterisque prodendi naturas earum
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              , de qui
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              bus parum aut nihil ſcripſit: tum tractandi locos, quos in ijs libris non ſatis
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              expreſſit. </s>
              <s id="N20612">Itaque
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              apud Græcos Oppianus ſcripſit de piſcibus, de animan­
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              tium natura Porphyrius & Ælianus: apud Latinos item de piſcibus Ouidi
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              us, de omnibus ferè animantibus Plinius.</s>
              <s id="N2061D">Quos ſcriptores ego ſecutus cum
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              res ſubterraneas, quæ anima carent, expoſuiſſem pluribus libris, ut
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              inſtitutam, quoad fieri poſſet, abſoluerem, animantes etiam deſcripſi ſubter
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              raneas: nec eas modo quæ perpetuo ferè uerſantur in terra, ſed eas q̊que quæ
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              certis anni temporibus in eadem ſolent latere. </s>
              <s id="N2062C">Quo ſanè modo &
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              quarundam formas Ariſtoteli & alijs uel incognitas, uel parum expreſſas,
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              & illius locum de animantibus, quæ hybernis ſe condunt menſibus, uolui
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              latius explicare. </s>
              <s id="N20639">Hunc librum ſi probauero tibi, qui Latinis & Græcis li­
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              teris in primis eruditus, animantium naturas ſcrutaris, & iam multarum co­
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              gnitionem cepiſti, eum facilius, ut ſpero, cæteris qui item rerum occultarum
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              ſtudio delectantur, probabo. </s>
              <s id="N20642">Vale Kempnicij, III Idus Aug. Anno
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              M. D. XLVIII.</s>
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