Philological Inquiries: In Three Parts, Volume 3

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C. Nourse, 1781 - English essays - 571 pages

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Page 532 - The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun. Is there any thing whereof it may be said, See, this is new ? it hath been already of old time, which was before us.
Page 464 - How can they say that nature Has nothing made in vain ; Why then, beneath the water, Should hideous rocks remain ? No eyes the rocks discover That lurk beneath the deep, To wreck the wandering lover, And leave the maid to weep.
Page 487 - With mazy error under pendent shades Ran nectar, visiting each plant, and fed Flowers worthy of Paradise, which not nice Art In beds and curious knots, but Nature boon Pour'd forth profuse on hill, and dale, and plain...
Page 267 - Athens only celebrated for the refidence of philofophers, and the inftitution of youth: men of rank and fortune found pleafure in a retreat, which contributed fo much to their liberal enjoyment. The friend and correfpondent of Cicero, T.
Page 530 - One absurdity in this author (a wretched philosopher, though a great wit) is well worth remarking: in order to render the nature of man odious...
Page 249 - ... the admiration of every beholder. It was then that Polygnotus and Myro painted ; that Sophocles and Euripides wrote ; and not long after, that they faw the divine Socrates.
Page 528 - In our time it may be spoken more truly than of old, that virtue is gone ; the church is under foot ; the clergy is in error ; the devil reigneth,
Page 256 - Zeno taught in a portico or colonnade, distinguished fromoiherbuildingsofth.it sort (of which the Athenians had many) by the name of the Variegated Portico, the walls being decorated with various paintings of Polygnotus and Myro, two capital masters of that transcendent period.
Page 246 - upon this ordered them to be dispersed through the "baths of Alexandria, and to be there burnt in making "the baths warm. After this manner, in the space of "six months, they were all consumed.
Page 274 - Its fortune after this was various ; and it •was sometimes under the Venetians, sometimes under the Catalonians, till Mahomet the Great made himself master of Constantinople. This -fatal catastrophe (which happened near two thousand years after the time of...

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