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Página ii - Europe as being, for intellectual and spiritual purposes, one great confederation, bound to a joint action and working to a common result; and whose members have, for their proper outfit, a knowledge of Greek, Roman, and Eastern antiquity, and of one another.
Página 19 - Methinks we should not so soon yield our consents captive to the authority of antiquity, unless we saw more reason ; all our understandings are not to be built by the square of Greece and Italy. We are the children of nature as well as they ; we are not so placed out of the way of judgement, but that the same sun of discretion shineth upon us ; we have our portion of the same virtues as well as of the same vices : Et Catilinam quocunque in populo videas, quocunque sub axe.
Página 226 - Die illi nunc de me corde fideli Tantundem liebes, veniat quantum modo loubes, Et volucrum wunna quot sint, tot die sibi minna, Graminis et florum quantum sit, die et honorum.
Página 213 - O Roma nobilis, orbis et domina, Cunctarum urbium excellentissima, Roseo martyrum sanguine rubea, Albis et virginum liliis candida: Salutem dicimus tibi per omnia Te benedicimus, salve per saecula.
Página 19 - Longobards, whose coming down like an inundation overwhelmed, as they say, all the glory of learning in Europe, have yet left us still their laws and customs, as the originals of most of the provincial constitutions of Christendom ; which well considered with their other courses of government, may serve to clear them from this imputation of ignorance. And though the vanquished never...
Página 109 - A man to join himself with th' Universe In his main sway, and make in all things fit One with that All, and go on, round as it; Not plucking from the whole his wretched part, And into straits, or into nought revert, Wishing the complete Universe might be Subject to such a rag of it as he...