Materials for Latin prose, by P. Frost [With] Key

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Percival Frost

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Page 67 - I cannot praise a fugitive and cloistered virtue, unexercised and unbreathed, that never sallies out and sees her adversary, but slinks out of the race, where that immortal garland is to be run for not without dust and heat.
Page 65 - HE that goeth about to persuade a multitude, that they are not so well governed as they ought to be, shall never want attentive and favourable hearers ; because they know the manifold defects whereunto every kind of regiment is subject, but the secret lets and difficulties, which in public proceedings are innumerable and inevitable, they have not ordinarily the judgment to consider.
Page 52 - Gospel the words of our Saviour Christ, that he commanded the children to be brought unto him; how he blamed those that would have kept them from him; how he exhorteth all men to follow their innocency. Ye perceive how by his outward gesture and deed he declared his good will toward them; for he embraced them in his arms, he laid his hands upon them, and blessed them.
Page 68 - ... our sage and serious poet Spenser, whom I dare be known to think a better teacher than Scotus or Aquinas...
Page 61 - To complain of the age we live in, to murmur at the present possessors of power, to lament the past, to conceive extravagant hopes of the future, are the common dispositions of the greatest part of mankind ; indeed the necessary effects of the ignorance and levity of the vulgar.
Page 17 - Balk, went into the king's palace by mistake, as thinking it to be a public inn or p3 caravansary. Having looked about him for some time, he entered into a long gallery, where he laid down his wallet, and spread his carpet, in order to repose himself upon it, after the manner of the eastern nations. He had not been long in this posture...
Page 60 - Good-nature is more agreeable in conversation than wit, and gives a certain air to the countenance which is more amiable than beauty. It shows virtue in the fairest light, takes off in some measure from the deformity of vice, and makes even folly and impertinence supportable.
Page 74 - The first does much harm to mankind ; and a little good too, to some few : the second does good to none ; no, not to himself. The first can make no excuse to God, or angels, or rational men, for his actions : the second can give no reason or colour, not to the devil himself, for what he does ; he is a slave to Mammon without wages. The first makes a shift to be beloved ; ay, and envied too by some people : the second is the universal object of hatred and contempt.
Page 62 - Cicero chose the middle way between the obstinacy of Cato, and the indolence of Atticus : he preferred always the readiest road to what was right, if it lay open to him ; if not, took the next, that seemed likely...
Page 67 - ... thou fallest from thy employment in public, take sanctuary in an honest retirement, being indifferent to thy gain abroad, or thy safety at home. If thou art out of favour with thy prince, secure the favour of the King of kings, and then there is no harm come to thee. And when Zeno Citiensis...

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