The history of literature; or, The rise and progress of language, writing and letters, Nide 2


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Sivu 273 - And if thy brother be waxen poor, and fallen in decay with thee; then thou shalt relieve him: yea, though he be a stranger, or a sojourner; that he may live with thee. Take thou no usury of him, or increase; but fear thy God; that thy brother may live with thee. Thou shalt not give him thy money upon usury, nor lend him thy victuals for increase.
Sivu 45 - This disregard is neither supercilious nor causeless. The constellations seem to have been almost purposely named and delineated to cause as much confusion and inconvenience as possible. Innumerable snakes twine through long and contorted areas of the heavens, where no memory call follow them ; bears, lions, and fishes, large and small, northern and southern, confuse all nomenclature, &c.
Sivu 353 - I stood at bay for years : had I acted otherwise, where, on your part, had been the glory of conquest, and where, on mine, the honour of a brave resistance? I am now in your power: if you are bent on vengeance^ execute your purpose; the bloody scene will soon be over, and the name of Caractacus will sink into oblivion. Preserve my life, and I shall be, to late posterity, a monument of Roman clemency.
Sivu 206 - I've brought him up ; kept, lov'd him as my own; Made him my joy, and all my soul holds dear; Striving to make myself as dear to him. I give, o'erlook, nor think it requisite That all his deeds should be...
Sivu 206 - To his old ways again. But he whom kindness, Him also inclination makes your own : He burns to make a due return, and acts, Present or absent, evermore the same. 'Tis this then is the duty of a father ; To make a son embrace a life of virtue, Rather from choice than terror or constraints Here lies the mighty difference between A father and a master. He who knows not How to do this, let him confess he knows not How to rule children.
Sivu 311 - ... upon the enemy in flank, and by means of their engines, slings, and arrows, drive them to some distance. This proved of considerable service to our men, for what with the surprise occasioned by the make of our galleys, the motion of the oars, and the playing of the engines, the enemy were forced to halt, and in a little time began to give back.
Sivu 309 - Volusenus witn agallcy, to get some knowledge of these things, commanding him, as soon as he had informed himself in what he wanted to know, to return with all expedition. He himself marched with his whole army into the territories of the Morini, because thence was the nearest passage into Britain. Here he ordered a great many ships from the...
Sivu 311 - Follow me, fellow-soldiers, unless you will betray the Roman eagle into the hands of the enemy; for my part, I am resolved to discharge my duty to Caesar and the common-wealth.
Sivu 353 - Rome had beheld me, not in captivity, but a Royal visitor, and a friend. The alliance of a prince descended from an illustrious line of ancestors ; a prince whose sway extended over many nations, would not have been unworthy of your choice. A reverse of fortune is now the lot of Caractacus. The event to you is glorious, and to me humiliating.
Sivu 56 - ... they call the houses of the living, inns, because they stay in them but a little while; but the sepulchres of the dead they call everlasting habitations, because they abide in the graves to infinite generations. Therefore they are not very curious in the building of their houses; but in beautifying their sepulchres they leave nothing undone that can be thought of.

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