Memoirs of the Court of Augustus, Volume 1

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A. Millar, 1753 - Rome
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Page 387 - Aflium, when he played the Tyrant and the Triumvir : and the third, from the Conqueft of Egypt to the End of his Life, when he became firft the Prince, and then the Parent of his Country and People.
Page 49 - Impunity," how difmal is the Turn that comes upon the Temper of the Mind ? If his Station give him Accefs, and his Spirit be equal to the Attempt, no doubt he will do his utmoft to pull down the enormous Power. But if that be out of his Reach, and he muft bend his Neck to the Yoke, from that Hour he changes both in his...
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Page 315 - Hirtius ad me miiit, in quo colligit vitia Catonis, fed cum maximis laudibus meis : itaque mifi librum ad Mufeam ut tuis librariis daret ; volo enim eum divulgari.
Page 8 - Circumftance attending it, as it enables us to judge with Certainty of the capital Productions of the Roman Genius, and...
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Page 387 - three very different periods in the life of Octavius. The first, on his early entering on business at his return from Apollonia, till the victory at Modena, during which, under the direction of Cicero, he acted the Roman and the patriot. The second, from his extorted consulship till the defeat of Antony, at...
Page 50 - PERSON or fharafferforver they were found : no more of the former generous difinterefted procedure in his friends or his country's caufe ; he lofes his manly look...

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