Manual of Greek and Latin prose composition

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Page 163 - It is therefore of infinite importance that they should not be suffered to imagine that their will, any more than that of kings, is the standard of right and wrong.
Page 148 - High over those venerable graves towers the stately monument of Chatham ; and from above, his effigy, graven by a cunning hand, seems still, with eagle face and outstretched arm, to bid England be of good cheer and to hurl defiance at her foes.
Page 73 - I am the Lord thy God, which brought thee out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage.
Page 170 - Nay further, we see, some of the philosophers which were least divine, and most immersed in the senses, and denied generally the immortality of the soul, yet came to this point, that whatsoever motions the spirit of man could act and perform without the organs of the body, they thought, might remain after death, which were only those of the understanding, and not of the affections ; so immortal and incorruptible a thing did knowledge seem unto them to be.
Page 149 - Judge in what a temper of mind I write this. The very time I am writing, I conclude the fairest soul in the world hath left its body.
Page 179 - The soul of man therefore being capable of a more divine perfection, hath (besides the faculties of growing unto sensible knowledge which is common unto us with beasts) a further ability, whereof in them there is no show at all, the ability of reaching higher than unto sensible things...
Page 165 - Now besides that law which simply concerneth men as men, and that which belongeth unto them as they are men linked with others in some form of politic society, there is a third kind of law which toucheth all such several bodies politic, so far forth as one of them hath public commerce with another. And this third is the law of nations.
Page 154 - In a villa overhanging the towers of Florence, on the steep slope of that lofty hill crowned by the mother city, the ancient Fiesole, in gardens which Tully might have envied, with Ficino, Landino, and Politian at his side, he delighted his hours of leisure with the beautiful visions of Platonic philosophy, for which the summer stillness of an Italian sky appears the most congenial accompaniment.
Page 163 - ... acts, is small indeed; the operation of opinion being in the inverse ratio to the number of those who abuse power. Their own approbation of their own acts has to them the appearance of a public judgment in their favour. A perfect democracy is therefore the most shameless thing in the world. As it is the most shameless, it is also the most fearless.
Page 152 - You remember how its white houses rose out of a mass of fig, and olive, and orange trees, the glory of its old patrician luxury : you may have observed the mountains behind the town, spotted at intervals by small circular low towers, one of which is distinctly conspicuous, where the ridge of hills rises to its summit and hides from view all the country behind it.

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