Demosthenes, Volum 1

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Whittaker and Company, 1859
 

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Pàgina 320 - Such an act That blurs the grace and blush of modesty; Calls virtue hypocrite; takes off the rose From the fair forehead of an innocent love, And sets a blister there; makes marriage vows As false as dicers...
Pàgina xxxix - DAUGHTER to that good Earl, once President Of England's Council and her Treasury, Who lived in both unstained with gold or fee, And left them both, more in himself content, Till the sad breaking of that Parliament Broke him, as that dishonest victory At Chaeronea, fatal to liberty, Killed with report that old man eloquent...
Pàgina 360 - When Harry the Eighth left the Pope in the lurch, The Protestants made him the head of the Church ; But George's good subjects, the Bloomsbury people, Instead of the church, made him head of the steeple.
Pàgina 309 - The horses of the frieze in the Elgin Collection appear to live and move, to roll their eyes, to gallop, prance, and curvet ; the veins of their faces and legs seem distended with circulation ; in them are distinguished the hardness and decision of bony forms, from the elasticity of tendon and the softness of flesh. The beholder is charmed with the deer-like lightness and elegance of their make, and although the relief is not above an inch from the background, and they are so much smaller than nature,...
Pàgina 533 - Ego vero excipiam ; nam mihi cum multa eximia divinaque videntur Athenae tuae peperisse atque in vitam hominum attulisse, tum nihil melius illis mysteriis, quibus ex agresti immanique vita exculti ad humanitatem et mitigati sumus, initiaque ut appellantur, ita re vera principia vitae cognovimus ; neque solum cum laetitia vivendi rationem accepimus, sed etiam cum spe meliore moriendi.
Pàgina 308 - We possess in England the most precious examples of Grecian power in the sculpture of animals. The horses of the frieze in the Elgin Collection appear to live and move, to roll their eyes, to gallop, prance, and curvet ; the veins of their faces and legs seem distended with circulation ; in them are distinguished the hardness and decision of bony forms, from the elasticity of tendon and the softness of flesh. The beholder is charmed with the deer-like lightness and elegance of their make, and although...
Pàgina 550 - WHAT CONSTITUTES A STATE? WHAT constitutes a state ? Not high-raised battlement or labored mound, Thick wall or moated gate ; Not cities proud with spires and turrets crowned ; Not bays and broad-armed ports, Where, laughing at the storm, rich navies ride, Not starred and spangled courts, Where low-browed baseness wafts perfume to pride. No, — men, high-minded men...
Pàgina 137 - ... of the Greeks. He thought then, if he chose your friendship, it must be on just principles ; if he attached himself to them, he should find auxiliaries of his ambition. This is the reason of his preferring them to you both then and now. For certainly he does not see them with a larger navy than you, nor has he acquired an inland empire and renounced that of the sea and the ports, nor does he forget the professions and promises on which he obtained the peace. Well, it may be said, he knew all...
Pàgina 544 - ... company with their murderers, and then come here and receive distinction ; that he should not with his voice act the mourner of their fate, but that he should lament over them with his heart. This they perceived in themselves and in me, but not in any of you : therefore they elected me, and not you.
Pàgina xl - Such was the first of Orators. At the head of all the mighty masters of speech, the adoration of ages has consecrated his place ; and the loss of the noble instrument with which he forged and launched his thunders, is sure to maintain it unapproachable for ever.

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