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" Tacitus as one of the most stupendous efforts of truly moral greatness that we know of. I allude especially to the triumph of self-sustaining energy it manifests. In most other biographies of nations, there are magnificent materials to work upon ; Tacitus... "
On the Use and Study of History - Page 141
by William Torrens McCullagh Torrens - 1842 - 328 pages
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The Dublin Magazine, Volume 1, Part 2

Literary Criticism - 1842
...the eve of its self-destruction ; Tacitus, the wail of the national heart as it sank to die. tions, there are magnificent materials to work upon; Tacitus...Thucydides is an antithesis, from end to end. Livy tells us how the blood hound cub was born, and how it grew, amid every sort of danger, from its suckling...
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Money and Morals: A Book for the Times

John Lalor - Money - 1852 - 328 pages
...Torrens M1Cullagh, with great force, in his " Lectures on History," in the following passage:— " In this respect, I am inclined to look upon this work...in his time. Herodotus is the chronicle of Grecian chivalry—the narrative of the most brilliant struggle that the world has seen, of moral discipline...
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Money and Morals: A Book for the Times

John Lalor - Money - 1852 - 328 pages
...with great force, in his " Lectures on History," in the following passage:— " In this respect, I nm inclined to look upon this work of Tacitus as one...in his time. Herodotus is the chronicle of Grecian chivalry—the narrative of the most brilliant struggle that the world has seen, of moral discipline...
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England among the nations [chapters from Money and morals, ed. by M.A. Lalor].

John Lalor - 1864
...Tacitus had worse than none. In all of them there is likewise the great ingredient of antagonistic powers in action to be depicted ; but resistance was...in his time. Herodotus is the chronicle of Grecian chivalry—the narrative of the most brilliant struggle that the world has seen, of moral discipline...
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Democracy

J.Arthur Partridge - 1866
...Tacitus had worse than none. In all of them there is likewise the great ingredient of antagonistic powers in action to be depicted ; but resistance was dead in his time. Heredotus is the chronicler of Grecian chivalry—the narrative of the most brilliant struggle that...
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On Democracy

J. Arthur Partridge - Democracy - 1866 - 418 pages
...Tacitus had worse than none. In all of them there is likewise the great ingredient of antagonistic powers in action to be depicted ; but resistance was dead in his time. Heredotus is the chronicler of Grecian chivalry — the narrative of the most brilliant struggle that...
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