Descriptive Catalogue of a Cabinet of Roman Family Coins Belonging to His Grace the Duke of Northumberland

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private circulation, 1856 - Coins, Roman - 323 pages
 

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Page xvii - Like leaves on trees the race of man is found, Now green in youth, now withering on the ground; Another race the following spring supplies; They fall successive, and successive rise: So generations in their course decay; So flourish these, when those are pass'd away.
Page 168 - Si tangere portus infandum caput ac terris adnare necesse est, et sic fata lovis poscunt, hie terminus haeret : at bello audacis populi vexatus et armis, 615 finibus extorris, complexu avulsus luli, auxilium imploret, videatque indigna suorum funera ; nee, cum se sub leges pacis iniquae tradiderit, regno aut optata luce fruatur, sed cadat ante diem, mediaque inhumatus arena.
Page 276 - The weather proved favourable to their enterprise. Under the cover of a thick fog they escaped the fleet of Allectus, which had been stationed off the Isle of Wight to receive them, landed in safety on some part of the western coast, and convinced the Britons that a superiority of naval strength will not always protect their country from a foreign invasion.
Page 214 - Or dost thou think the impious wish forgiven, Because, when thunder shakes the vault of heaven, The bolt innoxious flies o'er thee and thine, To rend the forest oak and mountain pine ? — Because, yet livid from the lightning's scath...
Page 281 - I will venture to say," he continues, " that their workmanship is always utterly contemptible, and that not one purpose of taste, information, or curiosity can be drawn from them. It needs hardly be added, that they are recommended to the supreme scorn of the reader, who may justly regard the studying or collecting them, along with the admiration of counters, as beneath any man of taste.
Page 102 - To civilize the rude unpolish'd world, And lay it under the restraint of laws; To make man mild, and sociable to man ; To cultivate the wild licentious savage With wisdom, discipline, and liberal arts; Th...
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Page 281 - the penny was wont to have a double cross with a crest, in such sort that the same might be easily broken in the midst, or into four quarters.
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