For three times in succession, as the cloth burned away, he would say in a loud and mournful voice, "Pater Sancte, sic transit gloria mundi! These words, thus addressed to the pope, served as a reminder of the transitory nature of life and earthly honors.
The stafflike instrument used in the aforementioned ceremony is known as a "sic transit gloria mundi", named for the master of ceremonies' words. And one by one dropped the revellers in the blood-bedewed halls of their revel, and died each in the despairing posture of his fall.
And the life of the ebony clock went out with that of the last of the gay. And the flames of the tripods expired. And Darkness and Decay and the Red Death held illimitable dominium over all.
If the irrationality of the medieval approach is seen to fail against the plague, the rationality of the contemporary scientific approach may not do much better, at least if the second of our double-bill is anything to go by. The Andromeda Strain begins with a couple of soldiers observing from a distance, through a night vision instrument, a small town in Arizona before descending to retrieve a satellite that has returned to Earth. They report back to their base saying that they can see bodies everywhere which prompts a reconnaissance fly-past by an F-4 fighter.
The satellite has returned from space with a deadly virus. A small group of scientists had in the past convinced the US government to prepare for this kind of event and they and others are thus whisked from their ordinary working and social lives to be taken to a secret underground laboratory. Here they will examine the virus and try also to find out why there were two survivors from the small town, an old alcoholic and a baby it turns out to be due to the relation between the acids and alkaline in their bodies.
The technology is impressive, but little things go wrong, in particular the communication system to the outside world is stymied by a piece of fallen paper that jams the message bell, with fatal consequences. So, what do I do? Do I just forgo everything that I am and how I have acted my life so that I can no longer feel this way? Should I stop caring? Stop helping?
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Save Word. Log In. Definition of sic trans it glo ria mun di. Search in the poems of Emily Dickinson:. Autoplay next video. There is no comment submitted by members.. Read this poem in other languages. The typical usage is to inform the reader that any errors or apparent errors in quoted material do not arise from errors in the course of the transcription, but are intentionally reproduced, exactly as they appear in the source text.
It is generally placed inside square brackets to indicate that it is not part of the quoted matter. Sic may also be inserted derisively, to call attention to the original writer's spelling mistakes or erroneous logic, or to show general disapproval or dislike of the material.
Though occasionally misidentified as an abbreviated word, sic is a Latin adverb used in English as an adverb, and, derivatively, as a noun and a verb. The adverb sic , meaning "intentionally so written", first appeared in English circa According to the Oxford English Dictionary , the verbal form of sic , meaning "to mark with a sic ", emerged in , E. Belfort Bax 's work in The Ethics of Socialism being an early example. On occasion, sic has been misidentified as an acronym and therefore sometimes misspelled with periods : "s.
Use of sic greatly increased in the mid-twentieth century. The immoderate use of sic has created some controversy, leading some editors, including bibliographical scholar Simon Nowell-Smith and literary critic Leon Edel , to speak out against it.
Sic , in its bracketed form, is most often inserted into quoted or reprinted material to indicate meticulous accuracy in reproducing the preceding text, despite appearances to the reader of an incorrect or unusual orthography spelling , punctuation , grammar, syntax, fact, logic, etc.
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Constitution : "The House of Representatives shall chuse [ sic ] their SpeakerAug 24, · Sic Transit Gloria Mundi. Site automated optical recognition log of observations of emergences through SCP Emergence: (± ) count of bullet-shaped metallic objects, typical mass g (± g) over period of seconds, at velocities ranging from 80 m/s to m/s.