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Virescit vulnere virtus (Virtue grows stronger from being wounded) Orontii finei delphinatis, regii mathematicarvm professoris, de solaribus horologiis… Oronce Fine (1494-1555) Parisiis: apud Gulielmum Cauellat, 1560 First edition QB215 F55 1560Oronce Fine was the son of a physician who drew, in part, upon astrology for his medicine, as was the...

“At two P.M we set sail, and the men voluntarily launched out to make a traverse of fifteen miles across Melville Sound, before a strong wind and heavy sea. The privation of food, under which our voyagers were then laboring, absorbed every other terror; otherwise...

“Now sprigs are pricked by bursting buds, and threading the trees the wind’s weft skittles, drops and spurts again, rubbing along the ground to tease old leafings of skittering litter, scratching swirl…Between bettling sky and buxom earth — a mazed and frilling lightning flash! The eye bleaches and goes black. A far-off...

“…that sacred blessing of Liberty, without which man is a beast, and government a curse”“No free government was ever founded or ever preserved its liberty without uniting the characters of the citizen and soldier in those destined for the defence of the state…such are a...