Demosthenes, with an Engl. comm. by R. Whiston, Volume 1

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Page 319 - Such an act That blurs the grace and blush of modesty; Calls virtue hypocrite; takes off the rose From the fair forehead of an innocent love, And sets a blister there; makes marriage vows As false as dicers...
Page xxxviii - DAUGHTER to that good Earl, once President Of England's Council and her Treasury, Who lived in both unstained with gold or fee, And left them both, more in himself content, Till the sad breaking of that Parliament Broke him, as that dishonest victory At Chaeronea, fatal to liberty, Killed with report that old man eloquent...
Page 359 - VIII. left the Pope in the lurch, The Protestants made him the head of the Church ; But George's good subjects, the Bloomsbury people, Instead of the Church, made him head of the steeple.
Page 535 - There while they acted and overacted, among other young scholars, I was a spectator; they thought themselves gallant men, and I thought them fools ; they made sport, and T laughed ; they mispronounced, and I misliked ; and to make up the atticism, they were out, and I hissed.
Page 307 - We possess in England the most precious examples of Grecian power in the sculpture of animals. The horses of the frieze in the Elgin Collection appear to live and move, to roll their eyes, to gallop, prance, and curvet ; the veins of their faces and legs seem distended with circulation ; in them are distinguished the hardness and decision of bony forms, from the elasticity of tendon and the softness of flesh. The beholder is charmed with the deer-like lightness and elegance of their make, and although...
Page xxxviii - Of fate, and chance, and change in human life ; High actions and high passions best describing. Thence to the famous orators repair, Those ancient, whose resistless eloquence Wielded at will that fierce démocratie, Shook the arsenal, and fulmined over Greece, To Macedón, and Artaxerxes...
Page xxi - ... up and stirring, in winter often ere the sound of any bell awake men to labour, or to devotion ; in summer as oft with the bird that first rouses, or not much tardier, to read good authors, or cause them to be read, till the attention be weary or memory have its full fraught : then with useful and generous labours preserving the body's health and hardiness to render lightsome^ clear, and not lumpish obedience to the mind.
Page 509 - Demosthenes ; yet, in the most pathetic part of it, and when he seems to have left the farthest behind him the immediate subject of his speech, led away by the prodigious interest of the recollections he has excited ; when he is naming the very tombs where the heroes of Marathon lie buried, he instantly, not abruptly, but by a most felicitous and easy transition, returns into the midst of the main argument of his whole defence — that the merits of public servants, not the success of their councils,...
Page 549 - WHAT CONSTITUTES A STATE? WHAT constitutes a state ? Not high-raised battlement or labored mound, Thick wall or moated gate ; Not cities proud with spires and turrets crowned ; Not bays and broad-armed ports, Where, laughing at the storm, rich navies ride, Not starred and spangled courts, Where low-browed baseness wafts perfume to pride. No, — men, high-minded men...
Page 544 - These are the brave, unknowing how to yield, Who, terrible in valour, kept the field Against the foe, and higher than life's breath Prizing their honour, met the doom of death, Our common doom, that Greece unyoked might stand, Nor shuddering crouch beneath a tyrant's hand. Such was the will of Jove ; and now they rest Peaceful enfolded in their country's breast. Th' immortal gods alone are ever great, But erring mortals must submit to fate.

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