An historical and critical dictionary, selected and abridged, Volume 4

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Page 131 - O all-seeing light, and eternal life of all things, to whom nothing is either so great that it may resist, or so small that it is contemned : look upon my misery with Thine eye of mercy, and let Thine infinite power vouchsafe to limit out some proportion of deliverance unto me, as to Thee shall seem most convenient.
Page 199 - François, il faut montrer ce qu'il ya de bon et de net dans le fond du pot, Nam verae voces tum demum pectore ab imo Ejiciuntur, et eripitur persona, manet res.
Page 313 - Just in the gate, and in the jaws of hell, Revengeful Cares and sullen Sorrows dwell; And pale Diseases, and repining Age, Want, Fear, and Famine's unresisted rage; Here Toils, and Death, and Death's half-brother Sleep (Forms terrible to view), their sentry keep; With anxious Pleasures of a guilty mind ; Deep Frauds before, and open Force behind; w The Furies' iron beds; and Strife, that shakes Her hissing tresses, and unfolds her snakes.
Page 120 - But their destruction, and the Trojans' good? Then change we shields, and their devices bear: Let fraud supply the want of force in war. They find us arms.
Page 62 - Mark Antony caused the heads of those he had proscribed to be brought to him while he was at table, and entertained his eyes a long while with that sad spectacle. Cicero's head being one of those that was brought to him, he ordered it to be put on the very pulpit where Cicero had made speeches against him.
Page 52 - ... concinneque ut multa Timaeus, qui cum in historia dixisset qua nocte natus Alexander esset eadem Dianae Ephesiae templum deflagravisse, adiunxit minime id esse mirandum, quod Diana cum in partu Olympiadis adesse voluisset afuisset domo. Quae autem dea ad res omnes veniret Venerem nostri nominaverunt, atque* ex ea potius venustas quam Venus ex venustate.
Page 11 - The women also with cords about them, sitting in the ways, burn bran for perfume: but if any of them, drawn by some that passeth by, lie with him, she reproacheth her fellow, that she was not thought as worthy as herself, nor her cord broken.
Page 132 - Lord, be accepted of thee, since even that proceeds from thee,) let me crave, even by the noblest title, which in my greatest affliction I may give myself, that I am thy creature, and by thy goodness (which is thyself) that thou wilt suffer some beam of thy Majesty so to shine into my mind, that it may still depend confidently on thee.
Page 133 - ... calamity be the exercise, but not the overthrow, of my virtue; let their power prevail, but prevail not to destruction; let my greatness be their prey; let my pain be the sweetness of their revenge; let them (if so it seem good unto thee) vex me with more and more punishment. But, O Lord, let never their wickedness have such a hand, but that I may carry a pure mind in a pure body.
Page 131 - God, if in thy wisdom this be the aptest chastisement for my unexcusable folly; if this low bondage be fittest for my over-high desires ; if the pride of my not enough humble heart be thus to be broken; O Lord, I yield unto thy will, and joyfully embrace what sorrow thou wilt have me suffer.

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