Plutarch's Lives,: Translated from the Original Greek, with Notes Critical and Historical, and a New Life of Plutarch

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Edward and Charles Dilly, 1770 - Greece
 

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Page 460 - ... from the living fountain. A good man will take care of his horses and dogs, not only while they are young, but when old and past service.
Page 379 - Yet Archimedes had such a depth of understanding, such a dignity of sentiment, and so copious a fund of mathematical knowledge, that, though in the invention of these machines he gained the reputation of a man" endowed with divine rather than human knowledge, yet he did not vouchsafe to leave any account of them in writing.
Page 49 - This sudden darkness was looked upon as an unfavourable omen, and threw them into the greatest consternation. Pericles, observing that the pilot was much astonished and perplexed, took his cloak, and having covered his eyes with it, asked him, — " If he found any thing terrible in" that, or considered it as a sad presage?" Upon his answering in the negative, he said, — "Where is the difference then between this and the other, except that something bigger than my cloak causes the eclipse?
Page 462 - The outside of Socrates was that of a satyr and buffoon, but his soul was all virtue, and from within him came such divine and pathetic things, as pierced the heart, and drew tears from the hearers...

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