Plutarch's Morals, tr. by several hands. Corrected and revised by W.W. Goodwin

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William Watson Goodwin
1874
 

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Page 58 - Bad men live that they may eat and drink, whereas good men eat and drink that they may live.
Page 54 - IV. 104. us other hints from actions. As Euripides is reported, when some blamed him for bringing such an impious and flagitious villain as Ixion upon the stage, to have given this answer : But yet I brought him not off till I had fastened him to a torturing wheel. This same way of teaching by mute actions is to be found in Homer also, affording us useful contemplations upon those very fables which are usually most disliked in him. These some men offer force to, that they may reduce them to allegories...
Page 304 - The sunless treasure of exhausted mines : The spoils of elephants the roofs inlay, And studded amber darts a golden ray : Such, and not nobler, in the realms above My wonder dictates is the dome of Jove.
Page 140 - Better from evils, well foreseen, to run, Than perish in the danger we may shun." Thus he. The sage Ulysses thus replies, While anger flash'd from his disdainful eyes : "What shameful words (unkingly as thou art) 90 Fall from that trembling tongue, and timorous heart!
Page 115 - Grieved though thou art, forbear the rash design; Great Hector's arm is mightier far than thine: Even fierce Achilles learn'd its force to fear, And trembling met this dreadful son of war. Sit thou secure, amidst thy social band; Greece in our cause shall arm some powerful hand.
Page 75 - But to resume whate'er thy avarice craves (That trick of tyrants) may be borne by slaves. Yet if our chief for plunder only fight, The spoils of Ilion shall thy loss requite, Whene'er, by Jove's decree, our conquering powers Shall humble to the dust her lofty towers.
Page 151 - Exploring Pandarus with careful eyes. At length he found Lycaon's mighty son ; To whom the chief of Venus' race begun : "Where, Pandarus, are all thy honours now, Thy winged arrows and unerring bow, Thy matchless skill, thy yet...
Page 77 - Hector! approach my arm, and singly know What strength thou hast, and what the Grecian foe. Achilles shuns the fight; yet some there are, Not void of soul, and not unskill'd in war: Let him...
Page 411 - Clazomenian, that for several nights and days it would leave his body, travel over many countries, and return after it had viewed things, and discoursed with persons at a great distance, till at last, by the treachery of a woman, his body was delivered to his enemies, who burned the house while the inhabitant was abroad.
Page 47 - And great Achilles, lest some Greek's advance Should snatch the glory from his lifted lance, Sign'd to the troops to yield his foe the way, And leave untouch'd the honours of the day.

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