A New Dictionary of Quotations from the Greek, Latin, and Modern Languages
J. B. Lippincott & Company, 1869 - Quotations - 527 pages
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affect ancient appear applied bear become better body called cause character comes common Compare court danger death equal existence expression fear feel follow fortune French frequently give given Greek hand happy head heart honor hope HORACE human Ital Italy judge kind king labor land learned live look Lord manner matter maxim means mind nature never object once one's opinion original OVID pass PERSIUS person philosopher phrase PLAUTUS pleasure poet present prov quae quam quid quod reason Roman sense signify sometimes speak TERENCE term thing thou true truth vice VIRGIL virtue whole wise wish writing
Page 120 - And Jacob said unto Pharaoh, The days of the years of my pilgrimage are an hundred and thirty years: few and evil have the days of the years of my life been, and have not attained unto the days of the years of the life of my fathers in the days of their pilgrimage.
Page 25 - This is some fellow, Who, having been praised for bluntness, doth affect A saucy roughness ; and constrains the garb Quite from his nature : ,he cannot flatter, he ! — An honest mind and plain, — he must speak truth ! An they will take it, so ; if not, he's plain.
Page 184 - O Woman ! in our hours of ease Uncertain, coy, and hard to please, And variable as the shade By the light quivering aspen made; When pain and anguish wring the brow, A ministering angel thou!
Page 131 - Live while you live, the Epicure would say, And seize the pleasures of the present day. Live while you live, the sacred Preacher cries, And give to God each moment as it flies.
Page 147 - Est brevitate opus, ut currat sententia neu se Impediat verbis lassas...
Page 235 - Je suis oiseau, voyez mes ailes— Je suis souris, vivent les rats!
Page 227 - Inter spem curamque, timores inter et iras, Omnem crede diem tibi diluxisse supremum : Grata superveniet quae non sperabitur hora.
Page 327 - O Thou whose power o'er moving worlds presides, Whose voice created, and whose wisdom guides, On darkling man in pure effulgence shine, And cheer the clouded mind with light divine. Tis thine alone to calm the pious breast, With silent confidence and holy rest : From thee, great God ! we spring, to thee we tend, Path, motive, guide, original, and end...
Page 160 - The gates of hell are open night and day ; Smooth the descent, and easy is the way : But, to return, and view the cheerful skies — In this the task and mighty labour lies.
Page 7 - Wednesday. Doth he feel it? no. Doth he hear it? no. 'Tis insensible, then? Yea, to the dead. But will it not live with the living? no. Why? detraction will not suffer it. Therefore I'll none of • it. Honour is a mere scutcheon : and so ends my catechism.