Plutarch's Lives, Band 6

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W. Heinemann, 1916
 

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Seite 123 - Let him go, Gertrude; do not fear our person: There's such divinity doth hedge a king, That treason can but peep to what it would, Acts little of his will.
Seite 96 - He is the freeman whom the truth makes free, And all are slaves beside. There's not a chain That hellish foes, confederate for his harm, Can wind around him, but he casts it off With as much ease as Samson his green withes.
Seite 154 - Nor mix'd in combat, nor in council join'd ; But wasting cares lay heavy on his mind : In his black thoughts revenge and slaughter roll, And scenes of blood rise dreadful in his soul. Twelve days were past, and now the dawning light 640 The gods had summon'd to th' Olympian height : Jove, first ascending from the watery bowers, Leads the long order of ethereal powers.
Seite 282 - As for Cicero, he was carried to Astyra, where, finding a vessel, he immediately went on board and coasted along to Circaeum with a favourable wind. The pilots were preparing immediately to sail from thence, but whether it was that he feared the sea, or had not yet given up all his hopes in Caesar, he disembarked, and travelled a hundred furlongs on foot, as if Rome had been the place of his destination.
Seite 210 - Upon this he built himself a subterraneous study, which remained to our times. Thither he repaired every day to form his action and exercise his voice ; and he would often stay there for two or three months together, shaving one side of his head, that, if he should happen to be ever so desirous of going abroad, the shame of appearing in that condition might keep him in.
Seite 168 - ... not a Roman who has an altar that belonged to his ancestors, or a sepulchre in which their ashes rest. The private soldiers fight and die to advance the wealth and luxury of the great; and they are called masters of the world, while they have not a foot of ground in their possession.
Seite 111 - This prince was not agreeable to his people. For, though the corruption was general, and they all grew daily more and more depraved, yet Leonidas was more remarkable than the rest for his deviation from the customs of his ancestors. He had long been conversant in the courts of the Asiatic princes, particularly in that of Seleucus ; and he had the indiscretion to introduce the pomp of those courts into a Grecian state, into a kingdom where the laws were the rules of government.
Seite 209 - but I will soon provide a remedy, if you will repeat to me some speech in Euripides or Sophocles.' When Demosthenes had done, Satyrus pronounced the same speech, and he did it with such propriety of action, and so much in character, that it appeared to the orator quite a different passage. He now understood so well...
Seite 28 - By justice sway'd, by tender pity press'd: 111 fits it me, whose friends are sunk to beasts, To quaff thy bowls, or riot in thy feasts. Me would'st thou please? for them thy cares employ, And them to me restore, and me to joy.
Seite 203 - My lot might have been that of a slave, a savage, or a peasant ; nor can I reflect without pleasure on the bounty of Nature, which cast my birth in a free and civilized country, in an age of science and philosophy, in a family of honourable rank, and decently endowed with the gifts of fortune.

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