A Select Collection of Letters of Antients: Written Originally by Phalaris, Solon, Socrates...[&c.] Cicero, Seneca, Augustus Caesar...[&c.] Whereby is Discover'd the Morality, Gallantry, Wit, Humour, Manner of Arguing, & in a Word, the Genius Both of the Greeks & Romans...

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F. Hartley, 1703 - Greek letters - 440 pages

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Page ii - The Turkish History by Mr. Knolles and sir Paul Rycaut abridged," 1701, 2 vols. 8vo. This was shewn to sir Paul, who approved of it so much, that he designed to have written a preface to it, had not death prevented him. 2. " A Collection of Letters of the Ancients, whereby is discovered the morality, gallantry, wit, humour, manner of arguing, and in a word the genius of the Greeks and Romans...
Page 278 - Virtue is certainly the most noble and secure possession a man can have. Beauty is worn out by time or impaired by sickness — riches lead youth rather to destruction than welfare, and without prudence are soon lavished away. While virtue alone, the only good that is ever durable, always remains with the person that has once attained her ; she is preferable both to wealth and a noble extraction.
Page 28 - She soothes and breaks the headlong violence of youth, and tempers the morose austerity of age. Will any one offer to persuade us that the education of children, which are the very images of our bodies and pictures of our minds, and in whom we see as it were our very selves born again anew, affords not a delight sincere to the last degree...
Page 111 - I believe me, .that Prince that will have any Favourite, will never be popular, nor ever attain the true end of Government -, for he will lean to the Inftigations of the Favourite, tho
Page 57 - ... our ancestors used to wash only their legs and arms every day, which by labour had contracted dirt, but their entire body only once on the ninth, or market-day.
Page 112 - Gods that made us, prove this -, is there or can there be any thing more excellent, more wonderful, or more wife than Jupiter ? and yet he it is that has made all the Delights and Benefits of the Univerfe for the happinefs of Man.
Page 111 - ... his command when living. For that power, which is with the confent of the people, is more glorious and more lading.
Page 435 - ARISTIPPUS: You send me word that Alexander, King of Macedonia, has a great desire to see me. You did well to give him that title, for whatever the Macedonians may be, you know I am subject to nobody. If that prince has a mind to be acquainted with me, and my manner of life, let him come hither, for I shall always think Athens as far distant from Macedon as Macedon is from Athens. Farewell.
Page 28 - I would fain hear from those marriage haters but a shadow of reason, why I should not pronounce a modest wife the greatest of human blessings. She is the safety of that house whose affairs she administers. She is the tender and faithful nurse of your children. She is the joy of your health and your cure and relief in sickness, the partner of your good fortune and comfort in your bad. She soothes and breaks the headlong violence of youth, and tempers the morose austerity of age.
Page 112 - I cou'd as well cure your Mind of the Diftemper that debilitates it, as I did your Body of that which brought you fo low. You have a Soul, you have Wifdom , you have Reafon, and how can all...

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