The history of the revolutions that happened in the government of the Roman republic, English'd by mr. Ozell and others

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Page 320 - Hearme, confuls:— whether the news of the war you talk of be true, or whether it be only a falfe rumour, fpread abroad for nothing but a colour to...
Page 345 - War againft the That warlike Nation, who had long fought with the Romans for Empire and Dominion, did this Year make as it were a final Pufh to avoid receiving the Yoke of their old Enemies. The Folfcian Magiftrates raifed a great number of Troops, made choice of excellent Generals, and omitted none of thofe wife Precautions, which may be looked upon as the fureft tokens of good Succefs. Rome...
Page 280 - Other Senators, and the principal Citizens of Rome, who could not endure the Tyranny of the Decemvirs, and yet found themfelves unable to deftroy it, fought an Afylum in the Country, or among the neighbouring Nations. Appius^ enraged at this Retirement, which was fo flagrant a Proof of the Averfion which was borne to his Government, placed Guards at the City Gates -, but finding this Precaution only increafed the.
Page 272 - Of Affairs. That if he had impofed Silence upon Valerius, it was only to oblige him to conform to the ordinary method, which was, that every Man fhou'd fpeak according to his Rank, unlefs he was particularly applied to by him that prefided in the Senate. Then turning to his Uncle C.. Claudius, he bid him • fpeak his Mind with all the Freedom that the Affembly cou'd wi/h for. He flattered himfelf, that the Intercft of his Family, the Ties of Blood...
Page 330 - Cenfor s, fb.on'd every five Years take that general Review of the whole Roman People. The Tribunes, tho' always upon their Guard againft every thing offered by the Senate, did not oppofe the Eftablifhment of this new Magiftracy. They did not fo much as demand that the Plebeians fhou'd be allowed a...
Page 86 - The Queftion now was, what Price to fet upon it; the Tribunes were called into the Senate to give their Opinion ; thofe Senators whofe only Aim was to reftore a perfect Intelligence between the People and the Senate, were for diftributing gratis, among the Poor, that Corn which they owed to the Liberality of Gelo, and for felling, at a moderate Rate, that which they had bought with the public Treafure. But when it came to CORIOLANUS'S Turn to fpeak, that Senator, to whom the Inftitution of the Tribunefhip,...
Page 317 - Affembly. *j$uintiuS^ a Man illuftrious for feveral Victories, refpected for the Purity of his Manners and the .Wifdom of his Counfels, and who had been honoured with three Confulates, arofe, and courageoufly told both the Senate and the People, that their eternal Diflentions wou'd at length occafion the total Deftru&ion of the Republic.
Page 108 - Magiftracies, diftinguifhed by their Birth^ " their Wealth, and their Honours, will always " be powerful enough to hold the People to their *' Duty : And the People, when they have the " Authority of the Laws, being naturally Haters " and jealous of all exalted Power, will by their " Watchfulnefs over the Actions of the Great, " ftrike the Terror of the Severity of their Judg" ments into fuch of the Patricians as might be " tempted to afpire to the Tyranny. You abo...
Page 69 - Affift*' ance we gave you ? Is the Condition of the " Roman People one Jot the better ? Have you " aflbciated them in your Offices and Dignities ? " Have our poor Citizens fo much as found the...
Page 100 - is for deftroying the Tribunitian Power, the " People's Afylum, the Bulwark of our Liberty, *' and the Pledge of our Re-union. In order to " force the People's Confent, he endeavours to " effect one Crime by means of a greater. He " has dared in a Holy Place, and in the midft of " the Senate, to propofe to fuffer the People to " die of Hunger. Cruel and unthinking Man at " the fame time ! did he not confider that the " People whom he meant to exterminate with fo " much Inhumanity, who are more numerous...

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