A manual of Latin prose composition

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John W. Parker, 1857 - 190 pàgines
 

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Pàgina 100 - ... when, instead of sinking into submission, they are roused to resistance, the time will soon arrive at which every inferior consideration must yield to the security of the sovereign, and to the general safety of the state. There is a moment of difficulty and danger at which flattery and falsehood can no longer deceive, and simplicity itself can no longer be misled.
Pàgina 146 - I purpose to write the history of England from the accession of King James the Second, down to a time which is within the memory of men still living.
Pàgina 105 - ... burial, and we shall perceive the distance to be very great and very strange. But so have I seen a rose newly springing from the clefts of its hood, and, at first, it was fair as the morning, and full with the dew of heaven, as a lamb's fleece ; but when a ruder breath had forced open its virgin modesty, and dismantled its too youthful and unripe retirements, it began to put on darkness...
Pàgina 152 - It was indeed a dreadful evening The howling of the storm mingled with the shrieks of the sea-fowl, and sounded like the dirge of the three devoted beings, who, pent between two of the most magnificent yet most dreadful objects of nature, — -a raging tide and an insurmountable precipice, — toiled along their painful and dangerous path, often lashed by the spray of some giant billow which threw itself higher on the beach than those that had preceded it.
Pàgina 145 - ... it was called by some fine name. The chief trick by which clever men kept up the price of their abilities was called integrity. The chief trick by which handsome women kept up the price of their beauty was called modesty.
Pàgina 149 - I knew well enough (it could not be concealed from any body) the true state of things ; but, in my life, I never came with so much spirits into this house. It was a time for a man to act in. We had powerful enemies ; but we had faithful and determined friends; and a glorious cause.
Pàgina 147 - ... incredible ; how a gigantic commerce gave birth to a maritime power, compared with which every other maritime power, ancient or modern, sinks into insignificance ; how Scotland, after ages of enmity, was at length united to England, not merely by legal bonds, but by indissoluble ties of interest and affection ; how, in America, the British colonies rapidly became far mightier and wealthier than the realms which Cortes and Pizarro had added to the dominions of Charles the Fifth ; how in Asia,...
Pàgina 100 - ... can no longer deceive, and simplicity itself can no longer be misled. Let us suppose it arrived. Let us suppose a gracious wellintentioned prince, made sensible at last of the great duty he owes to his people, and of his own disgraceful situation; that he looks round him for assistance, and asks for no advice, but how to gratify the wishes and secure the happiness of his subjects.
Pàgina 165 - Justitiam legesque et apertis otia portis ; Ille tegat commissa deosque precetur et oret, *» Ut redeat miseris, abeat fortuna superbis.
Pàgina 88 - ... the spirit of the people. With such a cause as yours, my lord, it is not sufficient that you have the court at your devotion, unless you can find means to corrupt or intimidate the jury. The collective body of the people form that jury; and from their decision there is but one appeal. Whether you have talents to support you at a crisis of such difficulty and danger should long since have been considered.

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