E., and Flandrin, E., Monuments de Ninive.
Homines, quo plura habent, eo cupiunt ampliora—The more men have, the more they want. He turned his head on the pillow as if to go to314 rest. The best device for supplying the fund is to issue bread to the soldiers instead of flour. The Badhaus was on a terrace, with the runningPg 168 river under it in front, a plain and grand mountains all around. You will select those who deserve to continue members of the senate; you will restore the equestrian order to its ancient splendor; you will improve the revenue, yet moderate the public burdens.
Nosce tempus—Know your time; make hay 5 while the sun shines. The servile crowd of the palace, who had so long adored the fortune of Stilicho, affected to insult his fall; and the most distant connection with the master-general of the West, which had so lately been a title to wealth and honors, was studiously denied, and rigorously punished. In his gradual ascent through the honors of the state, he had deserved the favor of virtuous princes, and had declared himself the enemy of tyrants. It is enacted, in the name, and by the authority of Arcadius, that all those who should conspire, either with subjects or with strangers, against the lives of any of the persons whom the emperor considers as the members of his own body, shall be punished with death and confiscation. The eastern coast of the Red Sea is almost entirely under the Porte.
Tarde sed tute—Slow but sure. In his speeches there were no flowery passages, no empty graces of style, but there was a plain common sense peculiar to himself, and a depth of sententious maxims which is said to have resembled Thucydides. XV. Varro induced his colleague to adopt the system of each consul holding the chief command on alternate days. Audacious in speech and act, and fond of shocking the prejudices of those with whom he talked, he was the expounder of the most outrageous paradoxes possible to conceive. Consensus facit legem—Consent makes the law.
But the Germans and Swiss, more gross and heavy, had not the sense to look about them, even when the blows were falling about their ears. “It’s all nonsense, all rubbish—those discussions which lead to nothing and all those idiotic societies!” Natásha declared of the very affairs in the immense importance of which she firmly believed. I had hoped to encounter no other danger but this, but I was mistaken, peril of a worse kind was still in store for me. By dint of patience and exceedingly slow movements, Goliad was at last reached, and a shelter and bed secured for our patient. The altercation, in its general facts, was as you recall it.
But my soul, breathed into me by God, my Me, and what capability is there, I call that mine and not thine. What’s more miserable than discontent? 2 Hen. Briefly, there is no possibility of arresting the supply except by cutting off the demand. The names and situations of these islands are marked; but to avoid prolixity, I do not enter into a minute account of them, for my purpose is to explain the Bosnia and Arnaout (Albanian) coasts. I have known some whose reputation has for a great while suffered under slander, who have afterwards been restored to the world’s universal approbation by their mere constancy without care or artifice; every one repents, and gives himself the lie for what he has believed and said; and from girls a little suspected they have been afterward advanced to the first rank amongst the ladies of honour.
VI., iii. Of the two soups he chose turtle with savory patties and went on to the game without omitting a single dish or one of the wines. Thus, to use the words of the historian: “By recent as well as all ancient example, it became evident that illegal violence, with whatever pretences it may be covered, and whatever object it may pursue, must inevitably end at last in the arbitrary and despotic government of a single person.” But though the government of Bonaparte has silenced the revolutionary factions, it has not and it can not have extinguished them. Whilst he hugs himself with the pitiful frugality of a niggard table, everything goes to rack and ruin in every corner of his house, in play, drink, all sorts of profusion, making sport in their junkets with his vain anger and fruitless parsimony. He looked round at the captive drummer boy and felt a pang in his heart.
When a pause occurred during his short visit, Nicholas, as is usual when there are children, turned to Prince Andrew’s little son, caressing him and asking whether he would like to be an hussar. From the authority of the Empire and the Church, no longer effectual as an international agency, Grotius appeals to Humanity as furnishing the true law of nations. The Iris came in to fetch them.