sempiternum

sempiternum

(ˌsɛmpɪˈtɜːnəm)
n
a type of durable woollen fabric popular in the 17th century
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References in classic literature ?
I have already made known that, in virtue of a compactum, I journey with the aforesaid Ishmael Bush; but though I am bound to perform certain duties while the journey lasts, there is no condition which says that the said journey shall be sempiternum, or eternal.
Sempiternum Pereant." Thise Stories Beren Witnesse: The Landscape
Quodque istud secundum vivere, sempiternum scilicet, non potuit philosophorum universitas per demonstracionem convincere, nec fuit de rebus manifestis per se, idcirco de tradicione ipsorum que propter ipsum sint, non fuerunt solliciti" (MARSILIUS VON PADUA, Defensor Pacis, I, 4, 3).
Certes, elle est bien comparee a une estoille, qui de sa nature est incorruptible, & invariable, & permanente in sempiternum. C'esr celle estoille qui luit la nuit, laquelle peche ne peut obvier: mais sous sa clarte tous nautonniers, ou mariniers viennent au port de salut.
Though small-format books had become popular in the seventeenth century, and so called "penny godlies" among these, these were almost all octavos of about twenty-four pages, small of course, usually measuring about 5 1/2 by 3 1/2 inches, but hardly the extraordinary miniature of Taylor's Book of Martyrs.(12) Much of Taylor's own work was printed in these popular formats, but only two of his more than 140 publications appeared in 64mo: The Book of Martyrs and, in 1614, a book first titled Verbum Sempiternae and then corrected that year to Verbum Sempiternum.
On [213.sup.v] is an early ownership inscription, 'Laudes deo dominam in sempiternum [where] Liber Iohannis Kellaway' (c.
Williams's "Et in Sempiternum Pereant" ("And May They Be Forever Damned") [1935] features Lord Arglay from Many Dimensions [1931] encountering a damned soul in an abandoned country cottage which has a basement stair leading directly into hell; it reads rather like Williams's attempt to write a Wm.