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Page 144 - Dum nova canities, dum prima et recta senectus, Dum superest Lachesi, quod torqueat, et pedibus me Porto meis, nullo dextram subeunte bacillo.
Page 26 - I speak truth, not so much as I would, but as much as I dare: and I dare a little the more, as I grow older; for methinks custom allows to age more liberty of prating, and more indiscretion of talking of a man's self.
Page 313 - Etenim ipsae se impellunt, ubi semel a ratione discessum est, ipsaque sibi imbecillitas indulget in altumque provehitur imprudens nee reperit locum consistendi.
Page 89 - might I have had my own will, I would not have married Wisdom herself, if she would have had me: but 'tis to much purpose to evade it, the common custom and use of life will have it so. Most of my actions are guided by example, not choice.
Page 320 - My humour is no friend to tumult ; I could appease a commotion without commotion, and chastise a disorder without being myself disorderly ; if I stand in need of anger and inflammation, I borrow it, and put it on. My manners are languid, rather faint than sharp. I do not condemn a magistrate who sleeps, provided the people under his charge sleep as well as he : the laws in that case sleep too.
Page 48 - Cecropis? omnia graece! cum sit turpe magis nostris nescire latine, hoc sermone pavent, hoc iram gaudia curas, hoc cuncta effundunt animi secreta, quid ultra?
Page 318 - Felix qui potuit rerum cognoscere causas, Atque metus omnes, et inexorabile fatum Subjecit pedibus, strepitumque Acherontis avari.
Page 255 - I have learned, I require in married women the economical virtue above all other virtues ; I put my wife to't, as a concern of her own, leaving her, by my absence, the whole government of my affairs. I see, and am vexed to see, in several families I know, Monsieur about dinner time come home all jaded and ruffled about his affairs, when Madame is still pouncing and tricking up herself, forsooth, in her closet : this is for queens to do, and that's a question, too : 'tis ridiculous and unjust that...