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Strona 332 - Horace still charms with graceful negligence, And without method talks us into sense ; Will, like a friend, familiarly convey The truest notions in the easiest way.
Strona 350 - Roman youth learn by long computation to subdivide a pound into an hundred parts. Let the son of Albinus tell me, if from five ounces one be subtracted, what remains? He would have said the third of a pound. Bravely done! you will be able to take care of your own affairs. An ounce is added: what will that be? Half a pound.
Strona 336 - Virgil and Varius ? Why should I be envied, if I have it in my power to acquire a few words, when the language of Cato and Ennius has enriched our native tongue, and produced new names of things ? It has been, and ever will be, allowable to coin a word marked with the stamp in present request As leaves in the woods are changed with the fleeting years ; the earliest fall off first : in this manner words perish with old age, and those lately invented flourish and thrive, like men in the time of youth.
Strona 341 - ... than as if they were [already] known ; and what he despairs of, as to receiving a polish from his touch, he omits ; and in such a manner forms his fictions, so intermingles the false with the true, that the middle is not inconsistent with the beginning, nor the end with the middle.
Strona 343 - Let the chorus sustain the part and manly character of an actor: nor let them sing any thing between the acts which is not conducive to, and fitly coherent with, the main design. Let them both patronize the good...
Strona 336 - Caecilius a privilege denied to Virgil and Varius ? Why should I be envied, if I have it in my power to acquire a few words, when the language of Cato and Ennius has enriched our native tongue, and produced new...
Strona 354 - For my part, I can neither conceive what study can do without a rich natural vein, nor what rude genius can avail of itself: so much does the one require the assistance of the other, and so amicably do they conspire [to produce the same effect].
Strona 341 - ... your plaudits"; the manners of every age must be marked by you, and a proper decorum assigned to men's varying dispositions and years. The boy, who is just able to pronounce his words, and prints the ground with a firm tread, delights to play with his fellows, and contracts and lays aside anger without reason, and is subject to change every hour. The beardless youth, his guardian being at length discharged, joys in horses, and dogs, and the verdure of the sunny Campus Martius; pliable as wax...
Strona 266 - Now, while you are young,19 with an untainted mind imbibe instruction : now apply yourself to the best [masters of morality], A cask will long preserve the flavour, with which when new it was once impregnated.
Strona 340 - What will this boaster produce worthy of all this gaping? The mountains are in labor, a ridiculous mouse will be brought forth. How much more to the purpose he, who attempts nothing improperly: "Sing for me, my muse, the man who, after the time of the destruction of Troy, surveyed the manners and cities of many men.