The Attic Nights of Aulus Gellius, Volume 2

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Page 139 - Will knit and break religions; bless the accurs'd; Make the hoar leprosy ador'd; place thieves, And give them title, knee, and approbation, With senators on the bench; this is it That makes the wappen'd widow wed again; She, whom the spital-house and ulcerous sores Would cast the gorge at, this embalms and spices To the April day again.
Page 73 - He knew his lord ; he knew, and strove to meet ; In vain he strove to crawl and kiss his feet ; Yet (all he could) his tail, his ears, his eyes, Salute his master, and confess his joys.
Page 121 - Then to the patron of his art he pray'd: The patron of his art refus'd his aid. Meantime the war approaches to the tents; Th...
Page 153 - Thofe call it pleafure, and contentment thefe : Some funk to beafts, find pleafure end in pain ; Some fwell'd to gods, confefs ev'n virtue vain; Or indolent, to each extreme they fati, To truft in ev'ry thing, or doubt of all. Who thus define it, fay they more or lefs Than this, that happinefs is happinefs...
Page 153 - Ask of the learn'd the way? The learn'd are blind; This bids to serve, and that to shun mankind; Some place the bliss in action, some in ease...
Page 135 - ... (Fair was his face, his eyes inspiring love,) Bred by his father in the Martian grove, Where the fat altars of Palicus flame, And sent in arms to purchase early fame. Him when he spied from far, the Tuscan king Laid by the lance, and took him to the sling, Thrice...
Page 43 - With flying fingers touched the lyre : The trembling notes ascend the sky, And heavenly joys inspire. The song began from Jove, Who left his blissful seats above, (Such is the power of mighty love.) A dragon's fiery form belied the god : Sublime on radiant...
Page 221 - Archytas was so contrived as by a certain mechanical art and power to fly : so nicely was it balanced by weights, and put in motion by hidden and enclosed air.
Page 30 - Nor ease, nor peace, that heart can know, That, like the needle true, Turns at the touch of joy or woe; But, turning, trembles too.
Page 88 - J was magnificent and copious, Menelaus acute and concife, Neftor mixed and moderate. This threefold variety was alfo obfervable in three philofophers whom the Athenians fent on an embafiy to Rome and the Senate, to remit the fine impofed upon 'them on account of the plundering Oropus. This fine was almoft five hundred talents.

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