The Works of Horace

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Macmillan and Company, 1881 - 274

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Strona 227 - Heaven doth with us as we with torches do ; Not light them for themselves : for if our virtues Did not go forth of us, 'twere all alike As if we had them not...
Strona 110 - Flavius, to which the first youths of the town, the sons of the centurions, the great men there, used to go, with their bags and slates on their left arm, taking the teacher's fee on the Ides of eight months in the year; but he had the spirit to carry me, when a boy, to Rome, there to learn the liberal arts which any knight or senator would have his own sons taught. Had any one seen my dress, and the attendant servants, so far as would be observed in a populous city, he would have thought that such...
Strona 105 - He who backbites an absent friend, who does not defend him when he is attacked, who seeks eagerly to raise the senseless laugh and acquire the fame of wit, who can invent an imaginary romance, who cannot keep a friend's secret; that man is a scoundrel! mark him, Roman, and avoid him.
Strona 148 - The load of life, and exercised in pain ; Guiltless of hate, and proof against desire, That all things weighs, and nothing can admire ; That dares prefer the toils of Hercules, To dalliance, banquet, and ignoble ease.
Strona 108 - Nymphs were angry, gave us theme for laughter and joke, where they try to persuade us that frankincense melts without fire in the entrance of the temple. The Jew Apella may believe it, not I ; for I have been taught that the gods lead a life free from care, and that if nature works wonders, it is not that the gods trouble themselves to send them down from the roof of heaven.
Strona 157 - ... nothing" — that is perhaps the one and only thing, Numicius, that can make a man happy and keep him so. Yon sun, the stars and seasons that pass in fixed courses — some can gaze upon these with no strain of fear: what think you of the gifts of earth, or what of the sea's, which makes rich far distant Arabs and Indians — what of the shows, the plaudits and the favours of the friendly Roman — in what wise, with what feelings and eyes think you they should be viewed? And he who fears their...
Strona 110 - ... is pure and innocent, and my friends love me, I owe it all to my father. He, though not rich, for his farm was a poor one, would not send me to the school of...

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