The adventures of Telemachus. Tr. by J. Hawkesworth

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Page 123 - ... will be guided by the victorious hands that have defended the country: and it will not be less glorious to cultivate a paternal inheritance in the security of peace, than to draw the sword in its defence, when it is endangered by war. The whole country will bloom around you: the golden ears of ripe corn will again crown the...
Page 59 - I was not prompted by a desire to govern you, but only to win your esteem and your pity, that you might the more readily afford me the means of returning to the place of my birth ; for I would rather obey my father Ulysses, and comfort Penelope, my mother, than govern all the nations upon the earth.
Page 184 - What glory awaits thee in the fields of Hesperia! Remember the counsels of Mentor: let these be the guide of thy life, and thy name shall be great to the utmost limits of the earth and the remotest period of time!" Such was the admonition of Arcesius, and he immediately conducted Telemachus to the ivory' gate that leads from the gloomy dominions of Pluto. Telemachus parted from him with tears in his eyes ; but it was not possible to embrace him; and, leaving behind him the shades of everlasting night,...
Page 122 - The hammer rang upon the anvil, which groaned under the stroke: the neighbouring shores and mountains re-echoed to the sound; and a spectator of these preparatives for war, made by a provident sagacity during a profound peace, might have thought himself in that island where Vulcan animates the Cyclops, by his example, to forge thunder for the Father of the Gods. Mentor then went with Idomeneus out of the city, and found a great extent of fertile country wholly uncultivated; besides considerable tracts...
Page 123 - ... should incorporate with your people; they will think themselves happy to pass their lives under a government so gentle as that which you have now established; and as they are robust and laborious, their example will animate the transplanted artificers with whom they will be mixed; and, in a short time, your country will abound with a vigorous race wholly devoted to agriculture. "When this is done, be in no pain about the multiplication of your people; they will, in a short time, become innumerable...
Page 55 - The most free of all men,' said I, ' is he whose freedom slavery itself cannot take away. He, and he only, is free in every country and in every condition, who fears the gods, and whose fear has no other object. In other words, he...
Page 56 - ... yet by his generals, is, in my opinion, to be preferred before him who knows no art but that of war: a prince whose genius is entirely military, will levy endless wars to extend his dominions, and ruin his people to add a new title to his name. If the nation which he now governs...
Page 31 - ... my friends, I leave with you this son, whom I so tenderly love: watch over his infancy; if you have any love for me, keep flattery far from him; and, while he is yet flexible, like a young plant, keep him upright: but, above all, let nothing be forgotten that may render him just, beneficent, sincere, and secret. He that is capable of a lie, deserves not the name of a man; and he that knows not how to be silent, is unworthy the dignity of a prince.
Page 56 - Which of the two ought to be preferred; — a king who was invincible in war ; or a king who, without any experience in war, could administer civil government with great wisdom, in a time of peace?
Page 34 - ... coast, the island on which Tyre is built emerges from the sea. The city seems to float upon the waters, and looks like the sovereign of the deep. It is crowded with merchants of every nation, and its inhabitants are themselves the most eminent merchants of the world. It appears, at first, not to be the city of any particular people, but to be common to all as the centre of their commerce.

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