Ancient and Modern Familiar Quotations from the Greek, Latin, and Modern Languages
J.B. Lippincott, 1875 - 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 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 53 - Of every hearer; for it so falls out That what we have we prize not to the worth Whiles we enjoy it, but being lack'd and lost, Why, then we rack the value, then we find The virtue that possession would not show us Whiles it was ours.
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 303 - Nil habet infelix paupertas durius in se quam quod ridiculos homines facit. "Exeat...
Page 162 - Good name in man and woman, dear my lord, Is the immediate jewel of their souls : Who steals my purse, steals trash ; 'tis something, nothing ; 'Twas mine, 'tis his, and has been slave to thousands : But he that filches from me my good name Robs me of that which not enriches him, And makes me poor indeed, Oth.
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 235 - Je suis oiseau, voyez mes ailes— Je suis souris, vivent les rats!
Page 32 - The place of fame and elegy supply : And many a holy text around she strews That teach the rustic moralist to die. For who, to dumb forgetfulness a prey, This pleasing anxious being e'er...
Page 260 - YE are to take care that this child be brought to the bishop, to be confirmed by him, so soon as he can say the Creed, the Lord's Prayer, and the Ten Commandments, in the vulgar tongue, and be further instructed in the Church Catechism set forth for that purpose.
Page 432 - — the latter four times repeated. Bathyllus owned himself unable to fill them out; and Virgil proved himself the author by completing them as follows : — " Hos ego versiculos feci, tulit alter honores : Sic vos non vobis nidificatis aves ; Sic vos non vobis vellera fertis oves ; Sic vos non vobis mellificatis apes ; Sic vos non vobis fertis aratra boves.