Natura cujusque ex vi innata aut bonas aut malas herbas producit:
Itaque sedulò et diligenter illae irrigentur, hae levellantur
Emericus Pariz Pápai in Collegio Enyediensi Doctrinarum Studiosus
Civis, Dulcissimo Fratri ad Partes exteras properanti hoc salutari
Magni Verulami Praecepto memoriam sui altè impressam voluit.
* Francis Bacon, Sermones Fideles
sive Interiora Rerum, 1638, ch. 36. 2. The English
translation is from The Essayes or Counsells, Civill and
Morall, London 1597, ch. “Of Nature in Men”.
A man's nature, runs
either to herbs or weeds; therefore let him seasonably water the
one, and destroy the other. *
Imre Páriz Pápai, student citizen in the College
of Nagyenyed, wants to greet his sweet brother who sets out to
foreign countries, with the teaching of the great [Francis
Bacon, Lord] Verulam, and to recommend his own memory deeply into
In Nagyenyed, in the 1711th year of the
Saviour, on July 13.
449. Nagyenyed (Aiud), July 13, 1711
Pápai Páriz, Imre
(1693-1730), Transylvanian teacher
Pápai Páriz was born in Nagyenyed (Aiud) in 1693, the son of the
renowned physician and professor Ferenc Pápai Páriz, Sen. (1649-1716)
and of Judit Nyirő, grandson of the Reformed deacon Imre P. P. (1618-1667).
He began his studies in the College of Nagyenyed. After the
Austrian Imperial troops ravaged the town and the college both in
1704 and 1707, the professors and students fled to Szatmár (Satu
Mare), then to Nagybánya (Baia Mare). They only could return in
1709. Imre Pápai Páriz immatriculated at the beginning of 1717 at
the university of Leiden. From November 1719 he studied in Basel,
and from 1722 in Zürich. In England he collected donations for the
rebuilding of the college of Nagyenyed. At his return to home he
was elected professor of the recently founded chair of philosophy
of the college. He died in Nagyenyed in 1730. He wrote a laudatory
poem at the beginning of the Latin dictionary of his father
(1708), and published a
funeral oration delivered at the funeral of Count József Teleki
in 1729, as well as his dissertations of Leiden: Disputatio theologica de angelo faciei
Jehovae ad Jes. LXIII. 9. … quam publice ventillandam
proponit 12. Maji 1719. Lugduni Batavorum, 1719. – Disp.
philosophica de vero via …, Leiden, 1719.
Imre, the 18 years old student of Nagyenyed says farewell to his
brother setting out to a long road with the words of Lord Verulam,
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