The Whole Works of Xenophon

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Jones & Company, 1832 - Greece - 733 pages
 

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Page 519 - Are not these eyelids provided as it were with a fence on the edge of them, to keep off the wind and guard the eye ? Even the eyebrow itself is not without its office, but, as a penthouse, is prepared to turn off the sweat, which, falling from the forehead, might enter and annoy that no less tender than astonishing part of us. Is it not to be admired that the ears should take in sounds of every sort, and yet are not too much filled by them ? That the fore-teeth of the animal should be formed in such...
Page 519 - And canst thou still doubt, Aristodemus, whether a disposition of parts like this should be the work of chance, or of wisdom and contrivance ? I have no longer any doubt, replied Aristodemus ; and, indeed, the more I consider it, the more evident it appears to me, that man must be the masterpiece of some great artificer ; carrying along with it infinite marks of the love and favour of Him who hath thus formed it.
Page 313 - Behold, the hope of him is in vain: Shall not one be cast down even at the sight of him ? None is so fierce that dare stir him up: Who then is able to stand before me?
Page 519 - Of that tenderness and affection in the female towards her young, so necessary for its preservation ? Of that unremitted love of life, and dread of dissolution, which take such strong possession of us from the moment we begin to be ? I think of them...
Page 6 - ... upright: then you all entirely forgot yourselves ; you, that you were king, and they, that you were their governor; and then, for the first time, I discovered that you were celebrating a festival, where all were allowed to talk with equal liberty; for you never ceased talking.
Page 313 - His scales are his pride, Shut up together as with a close seal. One is so near to another, That no air can come between them. They are joined one to another, They stick together, that they cannot be sundered.
Page 521 - Aristodemus, understand there is a Being whose eye pierceth throughout all nature, and whose ear is open to every sound ; extended to all places, extending through all time ; and whose bounty and care can know no other bound than those fixed by his own creation.
Page 106 - I think that we both lie under great obligations to Cyrus that, when I was a captive and chosen out for himself, he thought fit to treat me neither as a slave nor indeed as a woman of mean account, but he took and kept me for you as if I were his brother's wife. Besides when Araspes who was my guard went away from him, I promised him that if he would allow me to send for you, you would come to him, and approve yourself a much better and more faithful friend than Araspes.
Page 188 - Cyrus's army had both frontlets and breast-plates, and the horsemen Greek swords. It was now in the middle of the day, and no enemy was yet to be seen ; but in the afternoon there appeared a dust like a white cloud which not long after spread itself like a darkness over the plain ! when they drew nearer, the brazen armour flashed, and their spears and ranks appeared, having on their left a body of horse armed in white corselets, (said to be commanded by Tissaphernes) and followed by those with...
Page 520 - But it is not with respect to the body alone that the gods have shown themselves thus bountiful to man ! their most excellent gift is that soul they have infused into him, which so far surpasses what is elsewhere to be found. For, by what animal, except man, is even the existence of those gods discovered, who have produced, and still uphold, in such regular order, this beautiful and stupendous frame of the universe...

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