Satvrae XIV.: Fourteen satires

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University Press, 1900 - 471 pages
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Page 242 - Less than archangel ruined, and the excess Of glory obscured ; as when the sun, new risen, Looks through the horizontal misty air Shorn of his beams, or from behind the moon, In dim eclipse, disastrous twilight sheds On half the nations, and with fear of change Perplexes monarchs.
Page 265 - And screams of horror rend the affrighted skies. Not louder shrieks to pitying heaven are cast, When husbands, or when lap-dogs breathe their last; Or when rich China vessels fallen from high, In glittering dust and painted fragments lie! Let wreaths of triumph now my temples twine (The victor cried), the glorious prize is mine!
Page 145 - Antaeus, the son of Terra, the Earth, was a mighty giant and wrestler, whose strength was invincible so long as he remained in contact with his mother Earth.
Page 117 - Where Angels tremble while they gaze, He saw ; but blasted with excess of light. Closed his eyes in endless night. Behold, where Dryden's less presumptuous car, Wide o'er the fields of glory bear Two coursers of ethereal race, With necks in thunder clothed, and long-resounding pace.
Page 290 - Quos tibi, Fortuna, ludos facis! Facis enim ex senatoribus professores, ex professoribus senatores.
Page 340 - Sound, sound the clarion, fill the fife ! To all the sensual world proclaim, One crowded hour of glorious life Is worth an age without a name.
Page 54 - Incertaeque rei, Phalaris licet imperet, ut sis Falsus , et admoto dictet periuria tauro , Summum crede nefas animam, praeferre pudori Et propter vitam vivendi perdere causas.
Page 72 - Nil ergo optabunt homines ? Si consilium vis, Permittes ipsis expendere numinibus quid Conveniat nobis rebusque sit utile nostris. Nam pro jucundis aptissima quaeque dabunt di. Carior est illis homo quam sibi.
Page 361 - The soul's dark cottage, battered and decayed, Lets in new light thro' chinks that time has made: Stronger by weakness wiser men become As they draw near to their eternal home : I0 Leaving the old, both worlds at once they view That stand upon the threshold of the new.
Page 188 - He might fill himself with the corned beef and the carrots : but, as soon as the tarts and the cheesecakes made their appearance, he quitted his seat, and stood aloof till he was summoned to return thanks for the repast, from a great part of which he had been excluded...

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