Introduction to Greek Prose Composition, with Exercises

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Rivingtons, 1880 - Greek language - 265 pages
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Page 203 - You may make the change tedious ; you may make it violent ; you may — God in his mercy forbid ! — you may make it bloody ; but avert it you cannot. Agitations of the public mind, so deep and so long continued as those which we have witnessed, do not end in nothing.
Page 198 - Columbus, that he must prepare to struggle not only with the unavoidable difficulties which might be expected from the nature of his undertaking, but with such as were likely to arise from the ignorance and timidity of the people under his command ; and he perceived that the art of governing the minds of men would be no less requisite for accomplishing the discoveries which he had in view, than naval skill and undaunted courage.
Page 179 - ... a summons. They shot at my trumpet; and would not listen to him for an hour's space : but having some officers in our party whom they knew, I sent them, to let them know I was there with a good part of the army. We shot not a shot at them : but they were very angry, and fired very earnestly upon us; telling us it was not a time of night to send a summons. But yet in the end the governor was willing to send out two commissioners,— I think rather to see whether there was a force sufficient to...
Page 213 - ... extravagant degree, and warmly presses Lucceius, who was composing a history of those times, to be very particular and zealous in relating the story of his consulship ; and to execute it speedily, that he might have the pleasure of enjoying in his life-time some part of the honour which he foresaw would be paid to his memory. This was the ambition of a great mind ; but he is faulty in the degree of it, and cannot refrain from soliciting the historian upon this occasion to neglect the strict laws...
Page 179 - We came thither in the night, and indeed were very much distressed by sore and tempestuous wind and rain. After a long march, we knew not well how to dispose of ourselves ; but finding an old abbey in the suburbs, and some cabins and poor houses, we got into them, and had opportunity to send ' the garrison
Page 200 - England is still sound; now, while old feelings and old associations retain a power and a charm which may too soon pass away; now, in this, your accepted time; now, in this, your day of salvation, take counsel, not of prejudice, not of party spirit, not of the ignominious pride of a fatal consistency, but of history, of reason, of the ages which are past, of the signs of this most portentous time. Pronounce in a manner worthy of the expectation with which this great debate has been anticipated, and...
Page 212 - One of the strongest incitements to excel in such arts and accomplishments as are in the highest esteem .among men, is the natural passion which the mind of man has for glory; which, though it may be faulty in the excess of it, ought by no means to be discouraged. Perhaps some moralists...

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