The Attic Nights of Aulus Gellius, Volume 3

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J. Johnson, 1795 - 438 pages
 

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Page 304 - For he who fights and runs away May live to fight another day ; But he who is in battle slain Can never rise and fight again.
Page 386 - They amuse the mind by the remembrance of old words and the portrait of ancient manners; they inculcate the soundest principles of government and morals; and I am not afraid to affirm, that the brief composition of the Decemvirs surpasses in genuine value the libraries of Grecian philosophy. How admirable," says Tully, with honest or affected prejudice, "is the wisdom of our ancestors!
Page 185 - if when you speak the truth, you say you lie, you lie ; but you say you lie, when you speak the truth ; therefore, in speaking the truth, you lie." 2. The Occult, " Do you know your father ? Yes. Do you know this man who is veiled ? No. Then you do not know your father; for it is your father who is veiled.
Page 387 - A Locrian who proposed any new law stood forth in the assembly of the people with a cord round his neck, and if the law was rejected the innovator was instantly strangled.
Page 313 - But if one of the twines of the twift do untwift, The twine that untwifteth, untwifteth the twift.
Page 12 - His clam'rous grief the bellowing wood refounds. . . .) So grieves Achilles ; and impetuous, vents To all his Myrmidons, his loud laments. In what vain promife, gods ! did I engage, When to confole Menoetius...
Page 186 - Diodorus, after the invention of this wonderful argument, was very properly repaid for his ingenuity. Having had the misfortune to dislocate his shoulder, the surgeon whom he sent for to replace it, kept him...
Page 270 - ... one they kept themfelves, the other was delivered to their officer; fo that when they had any thing of moment which they would fecretly convey to him, they cut a long narrow...
Page 186 - He is said to have invented the famous argument against motion: "if any body be moved, it is either moved in the place where it is, or in a place where it is not; but it is not moved in the place where it is, for where it is, it remains ; nor is it moved in a place where it is not, for nothing can either act or suffer where it is not; therefore there is no such thing as motion.

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