“I am so enchanted by the brilliancy of the wit and culture of the society, more especially of the feminine society, in which I have had the honor of being received, that I have not yet had time to think of the climate,” said he.
Let me have no lying; it becomes none but tradesmen. Winter’s Tale, iv. Any one who will compare these two ancient civilisations of Babylonia and Egypt cannot fail to see that they present many similarities of custom; thus in both the seal is rolled upon the clay, and both date their years according to certain events. The Roman scrutinises his faults with severity, but without the self-contempt which makes the Christian ‘vile in his own sight.’ The Christian, like the Roman, bids ‘study to withdraw thine heart from the love of things visible’; but it is not the busy life of duty he has in mind so much as the contempt of all worldly things, and the ‘cutting away of all lower delectations.’ Both rate men’s praise or blame at their real worthlessness; ‘Let not thy peace,’ says the Christian, ‘be in the mouths of men.’ But it is to God’s censure the Christian appeals, the Roman to his own soul. Je crains Dieu, cher Abner, et n’ai pas d’autre 30 crainte—I fear God, Abner, and have no other fear. But to neither of the two propositions of Antalkidas would Athens, Thebes, or Argos, accede.
Prince Andrew’s eyes were still following Pfuel out of the room when Count Bennigsen entered hurriedly, and nodding to Bolkónski, but not pausing, went into the study, giving instructions to his adjutant as he went. Receive my supplication and let thy spirit be at rest. The Speakership contest enlightened me as regards more things than the attitude of the bosses. La sage conduite roule sur deux pivots, le passé et l’avenir—Prudent conduct turns on two pivots, the past and the future, i.e., on a faithful memory and forethought. All these gifts are less pure, and more subject to illusion or deceits from the enemy.
Addison’s patron, Thomas, Marquis of Wharton, is calculated to have spent eighty thousand pounds of his own fortune in electioneering. This wonderful statue was 105 feet high, and was formed entirely of brass; it formed the entrance to the harbour at Rhodes, and the largest vessel could easily sail between the legs, which stood on moles, each side of the harbour. He declared that the man who could contemplate the restoration of such a state of things must have the heart of a Cain; that he would make England the scene of a bloodier civil war than they had had before. The most dangerous enemies of Rome, during the reigns of Valerian and Gallienus, were, 1. Let us but slip our flies after them, and they will have the force and courage to defeat them.
Then I had often visited him at his home and had held many a conference with him in his garden.