Elegantiæ Latinæ; or Rules & exercises illustrative of elegant Latin style [by E. Valpy].

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Side 165 - Pra and pro for in comparison of; in respect of; in proportion to. 1. Our littleness, in comparison of the bigness of their bodies, is matter of contempt with most of the Gauls.
Side 108 - JUSTUM et tenacem propositi virum Non civium ardor prava jubentium, Non vultus instantis tyranni Mente quatit solida, neque Auster, Dux inquieti turbidus Adriae, 5 Nee fulminantis magna manus Jovis : Si fractus illabatur orbis, * Impavidum ferient ruinae.
Side 133 - Latins seldom use non followed by nee or neque, but repeat either of the two latter. 1. After this battle, Caesar resolved not to give audience to their ambassadors, nor admit them to terms of peace, seeing they had treacherously applied for a truce, and afterwards wantonly broken it. 2. That part of your excuse in which you say, that your letters are always couched in the same words, from your poverty of expression, / do not understand, and do not approve.
Side 213 - Beware, citizens, beware lest, as it was glorious for them to transmit so extensive an empire to posterity, Your inability to preserve and defend it prove not infamous for you. Though this past behaviour of thine was beyond all patience, Yet have I borne with it as I could. The structure of a period will be easily understood from these examples ; but as some difficulty will arise, where the simple idea does not immediately supply materials for the formation of the period, and as nothing contributes...
Side 195 - ... of a sentence, where quod though seemingly redundant, must refer to the subject of the preceding sentence. EXAMPLES. *1. He had but too much reason to suspect that the continuance of the Roman army could be with no other design, than that of oppressing him.
Side 55 - ... of more accomplished parts than any of them, and of great reputation by the part he acted against the court and the duke of Buckingham, in the parliament of the fourth year of the king, (the last parliament that had been before the short one in April,) and...
Side 49 - This form seems to have been originally made use of in verbs which wanted a supine, and consequently a future of the infinitive, and to have been afterwards adopted more universally on account of the elegance of the variation. After the verbs to will, to wish, to desire, to suffer, and after tequum est, oportet, necesse est, sequitur, either ut or the accusative with the infinitive may be used indifferently.
Side 63 - The force of these two rules may be more clearly and briefly illustrated by these two short examples, in which it is shown, when the ablative absolute may, or may not, be used : When the sun rises,, the moon withdraws her light. . . Here are two nominatives to two different divisions of a sentence, the first of which may be rendered by the ablative absolute : and, When the sun rises, it puts the stars to flight.
Side 134 - Thus the quality of their food, their perpetual exercise, and free unconfined manner of life, (because being from their childhood fettered by no rules of duty or education, they acknowledge no law but will and pleasure) contribute to make them strong, and to render them of a gigantic size.
Side 185 - ... great admirers of polite learning. Rocks and deserts re-echo sounds ; savage beasts are often soothed by music, and listen to its charms : and shall we, with all the advantages of the best education, be unaffected with the voice of poetry ? The...

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