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 100 - It is an infinite satisfaction to me, that all my friends have been faithful. If I am angry with fortune, it is for the sake of my country. Myself I esteem more happy than the conquerors ; not only in respect of the past, but in my present situation.
Page 110 - Put on another, and give that to me," faid Tiribazus. " It mail be fo," faid the king: " I " give it thee ; but I charge thee not to wear it.
Page 119 - ... took it and carried it to the king. After the king had drank it all up, the eunuch asked him, " If he did not find it a disagreeable beverage?" Upon which he swore by all the gods, " That he had never drank the most delicious wine, nor the lightest and clearest water, with so much pleasure. I wish only," continued he, " that I could find the man who gave it thee, that I might make him a recompence.
Page 7 - ... to refemble them. His gravity of manners they called pride ; his freedom of fpeech, infolence ; his declining to join in their licentioufnefs, contempt. It is true there was a natural haughtinefs in his deportment, and an afperity that was unfociable, and difficult of accefs ; fo that it is not to be wondered if he found no ready admiffion to the ears of a young king already fpoiled by flattery.

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