Tully's Offices, in three books, turned out of Lat. into Engl. by R. L'Estrange

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Page 95 - Solitude, and wifh for a Companion in his very Studies : he would be willing to Teach, and to Learn ; to Hear, and to Speak. So that beyond queftion, the Duties that tend to unite men together, and to preferve them in Society, are more to be efteem'd than thofe, that barely relate to Learning, and Knowledge. XLV. IT may be another Queftion whe" ther This Community^ which is fo Confo.
Page 51 - Adminiftrati on of a Government, as in the cafe of a Ward: The CommiJJion has a regard to the benefit of thofe that are deliver'd up in Charge : and not thofe to whom fuch a charge, or care is Committed. But they that provide for One part of the people...
Page 222 - Prifoxtr, and not of a Senator: But (like a Fool as he was (as fome will fay) and one that flood in his own light) that which he did fpeak was againft himfelf : He would not allow it to be the Roman Inter eft to exchange their Prifoners ; for they were young men (he faid) and good Soldiers, but himfelf...
Page 26 - Hannibal's permiffion, £««. •/ but one of them found out a flrift to evade the '**"'•• Oath : and prefently went back under colour of fomething left behind him, and then returning, went his way, as if the Obligation of the Oath had been difcharg'd. And fo it was in Words, but not in Effeft : for in all Promifes, the Intention is to be confi-
Page 48 - ... Who would have thought it? These are the works of an elevated soul that supports itself upon prudence and judgment; but he that rashly thrusts himself into dangers without fear or wit, and engages an enemy hand over head, this is only brutality and outrage; but yet when the time comes, and necessity requires it, let a man fight with his sword in his hand, and rather lose his life than his honour and freedom. HONOUR WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, First Part of King Henry the Fourth. Act v, Sc. i Falstaff....
Page 41 - Money muft alfo be carefully atfMtni. voi(je<j por there ;s not a greater Argument of a Narrow, and Wretched Mind, than to dote upon Pelf: Nothing more honorable and brave, than to delpife it, if we have it not ; and to employ it generonfly, and do good with it, if we have it.
Page 96 - ... that a man cannot honestly repeat them. Now why should any man do that for the saving of his country which his country itself would rather perish than any member of it should do ? But, however, this is the best on't ; that it can never be for the interest of the public to have a wise man do any such thing. Let it be therefore concluded that of all duties we are to prefer those that tend toward the maintaining of society; for a considerate action presumes an antecedent cognition and wisdom. So...
Page 48 - ... to be discomposed in disasters, or to make a bustle, and be put beside himself, but to maintain a presence of mind and judgment without departing from reason. As this is the mark and effect of a great courage, so is the other of an excellent understanding. to forecast in our thoughts the events of things to come, and to weigh beforehand the good and the bad, and what's to be done when it happens without being put to the foolish exclamation of, Who would have thought it?
Page 93 - ... in danger: where is the man, I say, that in the heat and rapture of his most divine contemplations would not quit all to attend this duty, even supposing him to be in his thoughts already numbering the stars and taking measure of the universe ? This gives us to understand that the offices of justice conducing to the common utility of mankind (than which nothing ought to be dearer to us) are of so much greater importance than these of study and science; and never was any man so taken up in his...

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