Plutarch's Lives,: Translated from the Original Greek, with Notes Critical and Historical, and a Life of Plutarch, Volume 1

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G.G. and J. Robinson; F. and C. Rivington; W.J. and J. Richardson; R. Faulder; Longman and Rees; Vernor and Hood; Darton and Harvey; and J. Mawman., 1801 - Greece

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Page xlii - Plutarch, to thy deathless praise Does martial Rome this grateful statue raise, Because both Greece and she thy fame have shared, (Their heroes written, and their lives compared). But thou thyself couldst never write thy own ; Their lives have parallels, but thine has none.
Page xxvii - ... from the living fountain. A good man will take care of his horses and dogs, not only while they are young, but when old and past service.
Page 110 - ... in the hands of a few. Determined therefore to root out the evils of insolence, envy, avarice, and luxury, and those distempers of a state still more inveterate and fatal, I mean poverty and riches...
Page 162 - During the first hundred and seventy years they built temples, indeed, and other sacred domes, but placed in them no figure of any kind, persuaded that it is impious to represent things divine by what is perishable, and that we can have no conception of God but by the understanding.
Page 122 - ... if it was weakly and deformed, they ordered it to be thrown into the place called Apothetae, which is a deep cavern near the mountain Taygetus ; concluding that its life could be no advantage either to itself or to the public, since nature had not given it at first any strength or goodness of constitution...
Page 139 - For along with foreigners come new subjects of discourse * ; new discourse produces new opinions ; and from these there necessarily spring new passions 'and desires, which, like discords in music, would disturb the established government. He, therefore, thought it more expedient for the city, to keep out of it corrupt customs and manners, than even to prevent the introduction of a pestilence.
Page 86 - Lets in defilement to the inward parts, The soul grows clotted by contagion Imbodies, and imbrutes, till she quite lose The divine property of her first being. Such are those thick and gloomy shadows damp Oft seen in charnel vaults and sepulchres, Lingering and sitting by a new-made grave, As loth to leave the body that it loved, And linked itself by carnal sensualty To a degenerate and degraded state.
Page 111 - Who would steal or take a bribe, who would defraud or rob, when he could not conceal the booty ; when he could neither be dignified by the possession of it, nor if cut in pieces be served by its use?

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