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By Anthony Bowen

Whereas Orator of the college of Cambridge, Anthony Bowen introduced 100 and twenty-five Latin speeches on the Senate residence in compliment of various special humans at the celebration in their receiving Honorary levels. Fifty-two are awarded right here, with dealing with translations. The fifty-first Orator in an unbroken series going again to 1521, Mr Bowen's speeches adapt themselves admirably to the problem of talking even of recent phenomena within the language and cadences so far as attainable derived from antiquity; even supposing phrases equivalent to transistor (gen. transistoris, m.) may possibly sometimes must be invented. the themes of the speeches contain Nelson Mandela, Rowan Williams, Betty Boothroyd, Cleo Laine, Kiri Te Kanawa, Anthony Gormley, and a bunch of others together with many unique overseas scientists.

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Qui cum iuuenis compositioni rerum studebat, quamquam paucae componendi tum dicebantur incognitae latere rationes, tamen obscura tam prompte explicabat ut integram rationem rei peteret. solebant eo tempore moleculae quibus intererat studere ab elementis minoribus coagmentari, sed quae deberent ea esse non omnino liquebat; rem forte aliquando potius quam ratione penetratam hic uir euertit: qui, cum moleculas penitus intellegeret quali mutatione obsessae alia in aliam uerti possent, eas quae natura erant multiplici diiungere in simpliciora constituit; habiliore tum fore ut reficerentur modo.

Illa tam breui data tamque tenui ut ita dicam descriptione hic quidem uix stupebit, qui moribus hominum ciuium studet, cuique iuueni in Baliensibus uersari contigit: ibi nobis ciuitatem regum biai÷wß se/lma semno\\n h˚me/nwn1 auspiciis clientelisque multiplicibus seruatam exposuit, eamque ludis et feriis tam superbis munitam ut theatralem appellauerit. commentariis de bello gallorum editis tum primum inter doctos celebratus est. nam cum dixisset quot familiares pugnis adessent, qua cura pullos fouerent, quantum siue cognationis siue inimicitiae causa deponeretur pecuniae, latere sub persona gallorum ciuium dignitatem periculis undique obiectam ostendit: ita ciues suo uota soluere Dionyso seque ipsos in theatro spectare.

O experimenta multiplicia! o Daedalum ingeniosum! fieri uero potest ut pretio maiore quam quae inuenit sint rationes ad inueniendum compertae; nam sunt omnes ad usus alienos aptissimae. nunc digitos zinci quos dicimus esse recludit. inter enim binos dentis suspensa figuris oppositis (hoc se ex helica par alpha uocata proicit, atque illud laqueo qui beta cluetur crinalis) zinci primordia singula monstrat librari; tali ingenio natura gerit res. praesento uobis Equitem Auratum, Ordini insigniter Meritorum adscriptum, Doctorem in Scientiis, Societatis Regalis Praesidem, Collegiorum Sancti Petri Sanctaeque et Indiuiduae Trinitatis honoris causa Socium, Biologiae Molecularis Elaboratori pro Concilio Rei Medicae Inuestigandae quondam Curatorem, AARON KLUG 1 Lucretius V 1–2.

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