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  • Overview of the personal life, professional life, famous paintings, science work, and resources about the archetype of the Renaissance man, Leonardo da Vinci. — “Leonardo da Vinci - Wikipedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • For the Vietnam War era air base, see Đà Nẵng Air Base or Đà Nẵng International Airport. Da Nang (occasionally Danang; in Vietnamese: Đà Nẵng pronunciation (help·info)) is a major port city in the South Central Coast of Vietnam, on the coast of the South China Sea at the mouth of the Han River. — “Da Nang - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • The territory consists of the main island of Tristan da Cunha itself, which measures about 11.27 kilometres (7.0 mi) across and has an area of 98 square kilometres (37.8 sq mi), along with the uninhabited Nightingale Islands and the wildlife reserves of Inaccessible Island and Gough Island. — “Tristan da Cunha - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org

Quotations

  • My story is laid in Spain, in Seville, in the most terrible time of the Inquisition, when fires were lighted every day to the glory of God, and ‘in the splendid auto da fé the wicked heretics were burnt.’ Oh, of course, this was not the coming in which He will appear according to His promise at the end of time in all His heavenly glory, and which will be sudden ‘as lightning flashing from east to west.’ No, He visited His children only for a moment, and there where the flames were crackling round the heretics. — “The Brothers Karamazov” by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • "Clare quum dixit, Apollo! Labra movet, metuens audiri: Pulcra Laverna, Da mihi fallere, da justum sanctumque videri; Noctem peccatis, et fraudibus objice nubem." — “Essays” by Michel de Montaigne
  • This did not, however, at that time discover itself, but lay lurking in her mind, like a concealed enemy, who waits for a reinforcement of additional strength before he openly declares himself and proceeds upon hostile operations: and such additional strength soon arrived to corroborate her suspicion; for not long after, the husband and wife being at dinner, the master said to his maid, Da mihi aliquid potum: upon which the poor girl smiled, perhaps at the badness of the Latin, and, when her mistress cast her eyes on her, blushed, possibly with a consciousness of having laughed at her master. — “Tom Jones” by Henry Fielding
  • His name was José da Silvestra, and he lived three hundred years ago. — “King Solomon's Mines” by H Rider Haggard
  • Waiting outside pubs to bring da home. — “Ulysses” by James Joyce

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