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learned orations, which manifeſt to all the excellency of his wit; but eſpecially ten; the firſt on Platoes Banquet, uttered in the Academy of Tricina containing the praiſe of Love; the ſecond on Hermes Triſmegiſtus, and of the power and wiſdom of God; the third for one who was to receive his degree of Doctor; the fourth for the Lords of Metz, when he was choſen their Advocate, Syndice and Orator; the fifth to the Senate of Luxenburg, for the Lords of Metz; The ſixth to ſalute the Prince and Biſhop thereof, written for the Lords of Metz; the ſeventh to ſalute a noble man, written likewiſe for the Lords of Metz; the eighth for a certain kinſman of his, a Carmelite, made Bachelor of Divinity, when he received his regency at Paris; the ninth for the ſon of Criſtiern King of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden, delivered at the coming of the Emperor; the tenth at the Funerall of the Lady Margret, Princeſs of Auſtria and Burgundy; he wrote alſo a Dialogue concerning man, and a Declamation of a diſputable opinion concerning originall ſin to the Biſhop of Cyrene; an Epiſtle to Michael de Arando Biſhop of Saint Paul; a complaint upon a calumny not proved, Printed at Strasburg 1539. and therefore by theſe monuments publiſhed, the name of Cornelius for his variety of Learning was famous, not only amongſt the Germanes, but alſo other Nations; for Momus himſelf carpeth at all amongſt the gods; amongſt the Heroes, Hercules hunteth after Monſters; amongſt divels Pluto the king of hell is angry with all the ghoſts; amongſt Philoſophers Democritus laugheth at all things, on the contrary Heraclitus weepeth at all things; Pirrhias is ignorant of all things, and Ariſtotle thinketh he knoweth all things; Diogenes contemneth all things; this Agrippa ſpareth none, he contemneth, knows, is ignorant, weeps, laughs, is angry, purſueth, carps at all things, being himſelf a Philoſopher, a Demon, an Heroes, a god, and all things.

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