Exempla moralia: or, Third book of new English examples, to be rendered into Latin

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Page 16 - These last worked only one hour, and you have made them equal to us who have borne the burden of the day and the scorching heat.
Page 122 - For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold. She is more precious than rubies : and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her.
Page 97 - Certainly, in taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy ; but in passing it over he is superior : for it is a prince's part to pardon. And Solomon, I am sure, saith, It is the glory of a man to pass by an offence?
Page 52 - It is an honour for a man to cease from strife: but every fool will be meddling.
Page 88 - The virtue of Prosperity is temperance, the virtue of Adversity is fortitude; which in morals is the more heroical virtue. Prosperity is the blessing of the Old Testament; Adversity is the blessing of the New; which carrieth the greater benediction, and the clearer revelation of God's favour.
Page 94 - ... allows nothing to be good, that will not be so for ever ; no man to be happy, but he that needs no other happiness than what he has within himself; no man to be great, or powerful, that is not master of himself.
Page 213 - But if the name of a city or town shall be of the plural number only, or of the third declension, it is put in the ablative case; as Aiunt centum portas Thebis fuisse : They say there were an hundred gates at Thebes.
Page 14 - Not to return one good office for another is inhuman ; but to return evil for good is diabolical. There are too many even of this sort, who, the more they owe, the more they hate.
Page 146 - Before you speak evil of another, consider whether he hath not obliged you by some real kindness, and then, it is a bad turn to speak ill of him who hath done you good. Consider also, whether you may not come hereafter to be acquainted with him, related to him, or in want of his...
Page 49 - ... my life with a draught that was prepared to poison me ? the providence of the issue does not at all discharge the obliquity of the intent. And the same reason holds good even in religion itself: it is not the incense, or the offering, that is acceptable to God, but the purity and devotion of the worshipper.

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