Part the second of An introduction to the writing of Greek

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Seite 155 - Creatures that by a rule in nature teach The act of order to a peopled kingdom. They have a king, and officers of sorts. Where some like magistrates correct at home, Others, like merchants, venture trade abroad. Others, like soldiers, armed in their stings, Make boot...
Seite 178 - Tis folly to be wise. HYMN TO ADVERSITY DAUGHTER of Jove, relentless power, Thou tamer of the human breast, Whose iron scourge and torturing hour The bad affright, afflict the best ! Bound in thy adamantine chain The proud are taught to taste of pain, And purple tyrants vainly groan With pangs unfelt before, unpitied and alone. When...
Seite 172 - There wanted yet the master-work, the end Of all yet done; a creature, who, not prone And brute, as other creatures, but endued With sanctity of reason, might erect His stature, and upright, with front serene, Govern the rest, self-knowing; and from thence Magnanimous, to correspond with heaven...
Seite 120 - Or wak'd to extafy the living lyre. But Knowledge to their eyes her ample page Rich with the fpoils of time did ne'er unroll ; Chill Penury reprefs'd their noble rage, And froze the genial current of the foul. Full many a gem of pureft ray ferene, The dark unfathom'd caves of ocean bear; Full many a flower is born to blufh unfeen, And wafte its fweetnefs on the defert air. Some village-Hampden, that with dauntlefs breaft The little Tyrant of his fields withftood; Some mute inglorious Milton here...
Seite 142 - Why, well; Never so truly happy, my good Cromwell. I know myself now; and I feel within me A peace above all earthly dignities, A still and quiet conscience.
Seite 178 - Bad affright, afflift the Beft ! Bound in thy adamantine chain The Proud are taught to tafte of pain, And purple tyrants vainly groan With pangs unfelt before, unpitied and alone. When firft thy Sire to fend on earth Virtue, his darling Child, defign'd, To thee he gave the heav'nly Birth, And bad to form her infant mind.
Seite 87 - S« and yt, of which laft it is very difficult to afcertain the precife meaning : but it certainly has a meaning ; and a man much converfant in the Attic writers will defiderate it, if it be any where wanting.
Seite 84 - Riches though offer'd from the hand of kings. And what in me feems wanting, but that I 450 May alfo in this poverty as foon Accomplifh, what they did, perhaps and more ? Extol not riches then, the toil of fools, The wife man's cumbrance if not fnare, more apt To flacken virtue, and abate her edge, 455 Than prompt her to do ought may merit praife.
Seite 76 - Of this third kind of noun there are fome fpeciefes which deferve particular notice. And firft, there is one of them made by joining the article to the infinitive of a verb ; for the nature of this mood being to denote the...
Seite 129 - Friends and allies, the misfortune that has happened to us, is such as is incident to human nature ; for I think it not at all wonderful, that, being men, we should be guilty of error.

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