Plutarch's Lives, tr. by J. and W. Langhorne, Volume 4

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Page 262 - Changed his hand and checked his pride. He chose a mournful Muse Soft pity to infuse ; He sung Darius great and good, By too severe a fate Fallen, fallen, fallen, fallen, Fallen from his high estate.
Page 205 - ... and him within protect from harms. He can requite thee; for he knows the charms That call fame on such gentle acts as these, And he can spread thy name o'er lands and seas, Whatever clime the sun's bright circle warms. Lift not thy spear against the Muses
Page 93 - ... strength, in gilded sterns, purple canopies, and plated oars; as if they took a pride and triumphed in their villany. Music resounded, and drunken revels were exhibited on every coast. Here generals were made prisoners...
Page 592 - I obviated them all by forsaking him to follow you. But you furnish him with a sufficient apology for his misbehaviour, by showing that a crown is so great and desirable an object, that a son-in-law must be slain, and a daughter utterly disregarded, where that is in the question.
Page 186 - ... the features of the soul, in order to give a real likeness of these great men, and leave to others the circumstantial detail of their toils and their achievements.
Page 338 - For he was of a slender make, fair, of a delicate constitution, and subject to violent headaches and epileptic fits. He had the first attack of the falling sickness at Corduba. He did not, however, make these disorders a pretence for indulging himself. On the contrary, he sought in war a remedy for his infirmities, endeavouring to strengthen his constitution by long marches, by simple diet, by seldom coming under covert.
Page 101 - Metellus, however, pursued his operations, till he took the pirates, and put them all to death. As for Octavius, he exposed him in the camp as an object of contempt, and loaded him with reproaches, after which he dismissed him. (Plut. Vit. Pomp. c. 29.) 3. Apparavit.
Page 213 - Greeks might have their share in the glory of the day, he sent them presents out of the spoil : to the Athenians in particular he sent three hundred bucklers. Upon the rest of the spoils he put this pompous inscription : " Won by Alexander the son of Philip, and the Greeks (excepting the Lacedaemonians,) of the barbarians in Asia.
Page 96 - Max. 8, 15, 9.) Catulus, it seems, according to Plutarch's account, was arguing against the propriety of investing Pompey with the command in the piratical war, on the ground that the people ought to spare him, and not to expose such a man to so many dangers. (Vit. Pomp. c. 25.) — The common text has in eo ipso.

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