Roman Conversations: Or, A Short Description of the Antiquities of Rome: Interspersed with Characters of Eminent Romans; and Reflections, Religious and Moral, on Roman History, Volume 2

R. Bickerstaff, 1797
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Page 576 - And they stoned Stephen, calling upon God, and saying, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit. And he kneeled down, and cried with a loud voice, Lord, lay not this sin to their charge.
Page 57 - Of nations ; there the Capitol thou seest, Above the rest lifting his stately head On the Tarpeian rock, her citadel Impregnable ; and there mount Palatine, The...
Page 511 - More, it is perilous striving with princes, therefore I would wish you somewhat to incline to the King's pleasure. For by God's body, Master More, Indignatio principis mors est." " Is that all, my lord? ", quoth he. " Then in good faith the difference between Your Grace and me is but this, that I shall die today and you tomorrow.
Page 77 - ... besides had taken even a single farthing. All the wealthier cities of the province used to pay to all their proconsuls large contributions, for being exempted from furnishing winter-quarters to the army : Cyprus alone paid yearly, on this single account...
Page 199 - ... from the labour or genius of any of our tramontane literati, who have not had the happinefs of feeing thefe fouthern parts of Europe. I HAVE been thinking, that fuch an edition might be very properly adorned ; not only, as you...
Page 96 - ... arts —in oratory, poetry, philosophy, law, history, criticism, politics, ethics : in each of which he equalled the greatest masters of his time; in some of them excelled all men of all times. His remaining works, as voluminous as they appear, are but a small part of what he...
Page 252 - Bid harbours open, public ways extend, Bid temples, worthier of the God, ascend, Bid the broad arch the dangerous flood...
Page 9 - ... that ever were at Rome. Our judge thought it might become the greatness of a prince, to encourage such a sort of men, and of studies; in which, none in the age he lived in, was equal to the great Selden, who was truly in our English law, what the old Roman jurisconsults were in theirs. But, where a decent eloquence was allowable, judge Hale knew how to have excelled as much as any, either in illustrating his reasonings, by proper and well pursued...
Page 203 - Of Maro's humble tenement ; a low Plain wall remains ; a little fun-gilt heap, Grotefque and wild ; the gourd and olive brown Weave the light roof; the gourd and olive fan Their am'rous foliage, mingling with the vine, Who drops her purple clufters through the green.

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