Short exercises in Latin prose composition, Volume 2

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Page 18 - Except the Lord build the house : their labour is but lost that build it. Except the Lord keep the city : the watchman waketh but in vain.
Page 3 - ... it was no light thing to engage an army twenty times as numerous as his own. Before him lay a river over which it was easy to advance, but over which, if things went ill, not one of his little band would ever return.
Page 33 - Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest thou also be like unto him.
Page 33 - Hast thou found honey ? eat so much as is sufficient for thee, lest thou be filled therewith, and vomit it. 17 Withdraw thy foot from thy neighbour's house; lest he be weary of thee, and so hate thee.
Page 69 - Then they praised him, soft and low, Called him worthy to be loved, Truest friend and noblest foe ; Yet she neither spoke nor moved. Stole a maiden from her place, Lightly to the warrior stept, Took the face-cloth from the face ; Yet she neither moved nor wept.
Page 32 - I am already represented to Harley as a discontented person, that was used ill for not being whig enough ; and I hope for good usage from him. The tories dryly tell me, I may make my fortune, if I please ; but I do not understand them, or rather, I do understand them.
Page 23 - Trajan was ambitious of fame; and as long as mankind shall continue to bestow more liberal applause on their destroyers than on their benefactors, the thirst of military glory will ever be the vice of the most exalted characters.
Page 80 - Had I but served my God, as I have served my king, He would not have forsaken me in my old age.
Page 78 - Each action of his life betrayed the terrors under which he laboured. The aspect of strangers was uneasy to him: with a piercing and anxious eye he surveyed every face to which he was not daily accustomed. He never moved a step without strong guards attending him : he wore armour under his clothes, and farther secured himself by offensive weapons, a sword, falchion, and pistols, which he always carried about him.
Page 64 - Hence two meanings of for, the former the more common. ( 150) For, from meaning 'in front of,' came naturally to mean 'in behalf of,' 'for the sake of,' ' because of.' In the present instance, ' because of certain friends,

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