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Improbus est homo, qui beneficium scit sumere, & reddere nescit (93).
The subject on which he includes a long digression near the beginning of the book, 'Labor improbus omnia vincit' ('There is nothing so hie, so sharpe, so rigorous, so difficile, which with diligent study thou mayst not obtaine' (sig.
labor omnia vicit | improbus et duris urgens in rebus egestas' ('Then numerous arts arose.
Or consider the multi-layered effect of Virgil's adjective improbus in these (once) famous lines:
tum mihi constantis deiecit lumina fastus et caput impositis pressit Amor pedibus, donec me docuit castas odisse puellas improbus, et nullo vivere consilio.
155: "usqueadeo ut plumbeus quispiam et cui non plus ingenii sit quam stipiti nec minus etiam improbus quam stultus, multos tamen et sapientes et bonos viros in servitute habeat, ob id dumtaxat quod ei magnus contigit aureorum numismatum cumulus.
Discutiant somnum proceres, stupor improbus absit; incaleant animi vigiles; sua dextera quemque aut famae dabit aut probro perfundet inerti; noxque haec aut finis erit aut vindicta malorum.
Guigo de Ponte makes much the same point, calling on the soul to be improbus and citing Virgil (via Bernard of Clairvaux) as corroboration; see On Contemplation 1.
145f `labor omnia vicit / improbus et duris urgens in rebus egestas', on which see R.
vivere improbus sine gnatis y sperne, domi si gnatus erit fecundave coniux describen un ambito similar a in hac urbe nemo liberos tollit .
150) Est autem in Lucili XI uersus hic: si tricosus bouinatorque ore improbus duro (v.