The Attic Nights of Aulus Gellius, Volume 3

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J. Johnson, 1795 - 438 pages

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Page 318 - 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 289 - By turns a pitchy cloud she rolls on high; By turns hot embers from her entrails fly, And flakes of mounting flames, that lick the sky. Oft from her bowels massy rocks are thrown, And, shiver'd by the force, come piecemeal down.
Page 202 - 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.
Page 404 - 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 18 - 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 37 - XIII. 14, pomerium est locus intra agrum effatum per totius urbis circuitum pone muros regionibus certis determinatus, qui facit finem urbani auspicii.
Page 371 - Should fuch a man, too fond to rule alone, Bear, like the Turk, no brother near the throne, View him with fcornful, yet with jealous eyes, And hate for arts that caus'd himfelf to rife...
Page 288 - Forth. from whofe nitrous caverns iduing rife Pure liquid fountains of tempeftuous fire, And veil in ruddy mifts the noon-day fkies, While wrapt in fmoke the eddying flames afpire, Or gleaming through the night with hideous roar Far o'er the reddening main huge rocky fragments pour.
Page 371 - Juft hint a fault, and hefitate diflike ; " Alike referv'd to blame, or to commend, *' A tim'rous foe, and a fufpicious friend ; " Dreading ev'n fools, by flatterers befieg'd, " And fo obliging, that he ne'er oblig'd...
Page 54 - The rural honors, and increase the year ; You who supply the ground with seeds of grain ; And you, who swell those seeds with kindly rain ; And chiefly thou, whose undetermined state Is yet the business of the gods' debate. Whether in after times, to be declared, The patron of the world, and Rome's peculiar guard, Or o'er the fruits and seasons to preside, And the round circuit of the year to guide — Powerful of blessings, which thou strew'st around, And with thy...

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