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I had chosen this text-tell me, dear D'Artagnan, if it is not to your taste-'NON INUTILE EST DESIDERIUM IN OBLATIONE'; that is, 'A little regret is not unsuitable in an offering to the Lord.
It makes sense for someone who possesses such an understanding of the desiderium naturale ad videndum Dei (natural desire to see God) to argue from the good of universal hope for the "infinite improbability" of divine freedom opting not to fulfill such supernatural yearning (a theoretical possibility, nonetheless).
What goes today by the name "good curiosity" once assumed other identities--the desiderium ad sciendum, or even admiratio.
And a few minutes--or millennia--later, when the waterspout had passed by without incident and dissipated, I counted my blessings and raced over the dune, diving into the glistening Atlantic and towing behind me regrets as large as that mythical Winnebago, with a bumper sticker just below the ladder: Carpe Desiderium.
In the last stanza the ship with its precious cargo (nunc desiderium curaque non levis, now my desire and unceasing care, 1.
It seems appropriate here to invoke one of the great twentieth-century theorists of utopia, Ernst Bloch: "The desiderium, the only honest attribute of all men, is unexplored.
2) According to Jean Starobinski, "the word nostalgia was coined for the express purpose of translating a particular feeling (Heimweh, regret, desiderium patriae) into medical terminology.
Agostino comunque e fatto aggiungere: ut inglorius degas numquam consulam (17, 2), cui segue la conclusione trasparente del poeta: desiderium frenare non valeo (18, 7).
Syncretic as always, Darwin merged Cullen's definition of nostalgia ("in absentibus a patria, vehemens eundum revisendi desiderium," or "in persons absent from their native country, a vehement desire of revisiting it") with Samuel Johnson's Dictionary definition of calenture ("a distemper in hot climates wherein [sailors] imagine the sea to be green fields"):
1), or 'longing springs from love' (nam desiderium ex amore est, Ad M.
His latest book is a highly readable exposition of the desiderium naturale videndi Deum ("the natural desire to see God") and a straightforward yet sensitive explanation of how Christianity fulfills that desire.
Venit tribulatio: differt Deus subvenire, ut moveat desiderium, et sit dulce auxilium.