Preparatory Latin Course in English: Fiftieth Thousand

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Chautauqua Press, 1885 - Latin literature - 331 pages

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Page 273 - O Woman ! in our hours of ease Uncertain, coy, and hard to please, And variable as the shade By the light quivering aspen made; When pain and anguish wring the brow, A ministering angel thou!
Page 228 - WHAT makes a plenteous harvest, when to turn The fruitful soil, and when to sow the corn ; The care of sheep, of oxen, and of kine; And how to raise on elms the teeming vine ; The birth and genius of the frugal bee, I sing, Maecenas, and I sing to thee.
Page 298 - ... him, and in proportion to his degree in that we are to admire him. No author or man ever excelled all the world in more than one faculty : and as Homer has done this in invention, Virgil has in judgment. Not...
Page 237 - His banish'd gods restor'd to rites divine, And settled sure succession in his line, From whence the race of Alban fathers come, And the long glories of majestic Rome.
Page 229 - Whatever part of heaven thou shalt obtain, (For let not hell presume of such a reign ; Nor let so dire a thirst of empire move Thy mind, to leave thy kindred gods above ; Though Greece admires Elysium's blest retreat...
Page 107 - Scarce had she finish'd, when her feet she found Benumb'd with cold, and fasten'd to the ground: A filmy rind about her body grows, Her hair to leaves, her arms extend to boughs: The nymph is all into a laurel gone, The smoothness of her skin remains alone.
Page 109 - The Niobe of nations, — there she stands, Childless and crownless, in her voiceless woe ; An empty urn within her withered hands, Whose holy dust was scattered long ago ; The Scipios...
Page 229 - While yet the spring is young, while earth unbinds Her frozen bosom to the western winds ; While mountain snows dissolve against the sun, And streams yet new, from precipices run ; E'en in this early dawning of the year, Produce the plough, and yoke the sturdy steer, And goad him till he groans beneath his toil, Till the bright share is buried in the soil.
Page 220 - WHEN THE ASSAULT WAS INTENDED TO THE CITY. CAPTAIN or colonel, or knight in arms, Whose chance on these defenceless doors may seize, If deed of honour did thee ever please, Guard them, and him within protect from harms. He can requite thee, for he knows the charms That call fame on such gentle acts as these, And he can spread thy name o'er lands and seas, Whatever clime the sun's bright circle warms. Lift not thy spear against the Muses...
Page 196 - Why are you silent? I will prove it if you do deny it; for I see here in the Senate some men who were there with you. O ye immortal gods, where on earth are we? in what city are we living? what constitution is ours? There are here — here in our body, O conscript fathers, in this the most holy and dignified assembly of the whole world, men who meditate my death, and the death of all of us, and the destruction of this city, and of the whole world. I, the consul, see them; I ask them their opinion...

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