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The Way Things are: The De Rerum Natura of Titus Lucretius Carus
Titus Lucretius Carus
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Page 56 - A town among the Britons is nothing more than a thick wood, fortified with a ditch and rampart to serve as a place of retreat against the incursions of their enemies.
Page 56 - We could make out nothing of this on inquiry ; only discovered by means of hour-glasses that the nights were shorter than in Gaul. The length of this side is computed at seven hundred miles. The last side faces the north.east, and is fronted by no part of the continent, only towards one of its extremities it seems to eye chiefly the German coast. It is thought to extend in length about eight hundred miles. Thus the whole island takes in a circuit of two thousand miles. The inhabitants of Kent, which...
Page 377 - Wishart, which albeit the flame of fire consumed before men, yet cries it for vengeance upon thee ; and we from God are sent to revenge it. For here, before my God, I protest, that neither the hatred of thy person, the love of thy riches, nor the fear of any trouble thou...