Plutarch's Lives: Translated from the Original Greek, with Notes Critical and Historical, and a New Life of Plutarch, Volume 3

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Page 41 - On what foundation stands the warrior's pride, How just his hopes let Swedish Charles decide ; A frame of adamant, a soul of fire, No dangers fright him, and no labours tire ; O'er love, o'er fear, extends his wide domain, Unconquer'd lord of pleasure and of pain ; No joys to him pacific...
Page 130 - ... the world. The Tuscan sages said it portended a new race of "men, and a renovation of the world.
Page 42 - Condemn'da needy supplicant to wait; While ladies interpose, and slaves debate. But did not Chance at length her error mend? Did no subverted empire mark his end? Did rival monarchs give the fatal wound ? Or hostile millions press him to the ground?
Page 72 - To do an ill action, is base; to do a good one, which involves you in no danger, is nothing more than common; but it is the property of a good man, to do great and good things, though he risks every thing by it.
Page 22 - Hitherto I have regarded my blindness as a misfortune ; but now, Romans, I wish I had been as deaf as I am blind. For then I should not have heard of your shameful counsels and decrees, so ruinous to the glory of Rome.
Page 16 - is very probable; but is the taking of Sicily to conclude our expeditions?" — "Far from it," answered Pyrrhus, "for if Heaven grant us success in this, that success shall only be the prelude to greater things. Who can forbear Libya and Carthage, then within reach...
Page 42 - But did not chance at length her error mend ? Did no subverted empire mark his end ? Did rival monarchs give the fatal wound ? Or hostile millions press him to the ground ? His fall was destined to a barren strand, A petty fortress, and a dubious hand ; He left the name, at which the world grew pale, To point a moral, or adorn a tale.
Page 162 - As the priests forbade him to approach her, and to have his house defiled with mourning, he sent her a bill of divorce, and ordered her to be carried to another house while the breath was in her body.
Page 16 - Why, then, my friend," said Pyrrhus, laughing, " we will take our ease, and drink and be merry." Cineas, having brought him thus far, replied, " And what hinders us from drinking and taking our ease now, when we have already those things in our hands at which we propose to arrive through seas of blood, through infinite toils and dangers, through innumerable calamities, which we must both cause and suffer?

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