The Attic Nights of Aulus Gellius, Volumen1

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J. Johnson, 1795 - 438 páginas
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Página 141 - The Pleiads, Hyads, with the northern team; And great Orion's more refulgent beam; To which, around the axle of the sky, The Bear, revolving, points his golden eye, Still shines exalted on th' ethereal plain, Nor bathes his blazing forehead in the main.
Página 45 - To pigmy nations wounds and death they bring, And all the war descends upon the wing. But silent, breathing rage, resolv'd and skill'd By mutual aids to fix a doubtful field, Swift march the Greeks : the rapid dust around Darkening arises from the labour'd ground.
Página 62 - A faithful man shall abound with blessings: but he that maketh haste to be rich shall not be innocent. 21 To have respect of persons is not good: for, for a piece of bread that man will transgress.
Página 158 - ... economy of private people, and to restrain their expense, either by sumptuary laws, or by prohibiting the importation of foreign luxuries. They are themselves always, and without any exception, the greatest spendthrifts in the society. Let them look well after their own expense, and they may safely trust private people with theirs. If their own extravagance does not ruin the state, that of their subjects never will.
Página 63 - But chief he gloried with licentious style To lash the great, and monarchs to revile. His figure such as might his soul proclaim ; One eye was blinking...
Página 40 - Your People, Sir, are partial in the rest: Foes to all living worth except your own, And Advocates for folly dead and gone. Authors, like coins, grow dear as they grow old; It is the rust we value, not the gold. Chaucer's worst ribaldry is learn'd by rote, And beastly Skelton' Heads of houses quote: One likes no language but the Faery Queen; A Scot will fight for Christ's Kirk o...
Página 117 - Ask of the learn'd the way? The learn'd are blind; This bids to serve, and that to shun mankind; Some place the bliss in action, some in ease...
Página 319 - Fired at first sight with what the Muse imparts, In fearless youth we tempt the heights of Arts, While, from the bounded level of our mind, Short views we take, nor see the lengths behind ; But more...
Página 183 - twas proper time To go to dinner, when I ought to eat; But, now-a-days, why even when I have, I can't fall to, unless the sun gives leave. The town's so full of these confounded dials.
Página 280 - And fo refus'd might in opinion ftand His rivals, winning cheap the high repute Which he through hazard huge muft earn. But they Dreaded not more th...

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