Consolation of Philosophy

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C. Dilly, 1785 - 224 pages



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Page 158 - K any other comment or interpreter of it, but " itfelf : nor can there be one law at Rome , " another at Athens ; one now , another hereafter ; " but the fame eternal immutable law , comprehends " all nations , at all times under one common " Mafter and Governor of all , God.
Page 210 - And, as through these canals they roll, Bring up a sample of the whole ; Like footmen running before coaches, To tell the inn, what lord approaches.
Page 209 - James's turn their grace From former friends now out of place. Without...
Page xxii - Boethius was one of the first that fell a victim to his rigour. He had continued long in favour with his prince, and was more beloved by him than any other person : but neither the remembrance of former affection, nor the absolute certainty...
Page xxiii - Consolation of Philosophy, were, " That he wished to preserve the senate and its authority : that he hindered an informer from producing proofs, which would have convicted that assembly of treason : and that he formed a scheme for the restoration of the Roman liberty.
Page 69 - Whose huge ambition's now contain'd In the small compass of a grave; In endless night they sleep, unwept, unknown, No bard had they to make all time their own. In earth if it forgotten lies, What is the valour of the brave ? What difference, when the coward dies, And sinks in silence to his grave? Nor, Lollius, will I not thy praise proclainij But from oblivion vindicate thy fame.
Page 83 - Sot he has a certain Home; Yet knows not how to find th' uncertain Place, And blunders on, and staggers ev'ry Pace.
Page 115 - You are a distinct portion of the Essence of God; and contain a certain part of him in yourself. Why then are you ignorant of your noble birth? Why do not you consider whence you came? Why do not you remember when you are eating, who you are who eat ; and whom you feed ? When you are in the company of women ; when you are conversing ; when you are exercising ; when you are disputing ; do not you know that it is...
Page 12 - ... man could never forgive ; never be moved by anger, favour, or pity ; never be deceived ; never repent ; never change his mind '. With these principles, Cato entered into public life, and acted in it, as Cicero says, as if he had lived in the polity of Plato, not in the dregs of Romulus...

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