Elegantiae Latinae: Or, Rules & Exercises Illustrative of Elegant Latin Style, Intended for the Use of the Middle and Higher Classes of Grammar Schools

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Howe & Spaulding, 1819 - 256 sider
 

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Side 124 - If he could not do it lawfully, there is no room for attempting his defence But, if reason teaches the learned, necessity the barbarian, common custom all nations in general, and even nature itself instructs the brutes to defend their bodies, limbs and lives when attacked, by all possible methods, you cannot pronounce this action...
Side 104 - An English writer, paying a compliment to a great man, would say thus: " It is impossible for me to " pass over in silence such remarkable mildness, such " singular and unheard-of clemency, and such unusual " moderation, in the exercise of supreme power." Here we have first presented to us the person who speaks, " It is impossible for me ;" next, what that person is to do, " impossible for him to pass over in " silence " and lastly, the object which moves him so to do, " the mildness, clemency, and...
Side 183 - ... ad animum, ut summus furor atque amentia conse. 67 quatur. Nolite enim putare, quem ad modum in fabulis saepenumero videtis, eos, qui aliquid impie scelerateque commiserunt, agitari et perterreri Furiarum taedis ardentibus : sua quemque fraus et suus terror maxime vexat, suum quemque scelus agitat amentiaque adficit, suae malae cogitationes conscientiaeque animi terrent : hae sunt impiis assiduae domesticaeque Furiae, quae dies noctesque parentium 68 poenas a consceleratissimis filiis repetunt.
Side 231 - For though he died in an advanced age, yet such was the excellence and inimitable beauty of his art, that we thought him worthy of living for ever. Was he then so great a favourite with us all on account of the graceful motions of his body ; and shall we be insensible to the...
Side 30 - EXAMPLES. 1. As a calm at sea is understood, when the least breath of wind does not stir the waves ; so is the quiet and peaceful state of the mind beheld, when there is no passion...
Side 155 - JVbi only do I not look upon philosophy as able to discover and point out the true method of living, and to be productive of perfect happiness, but I also think that no set of men stand so much in need of others to direct them how to live, as these pretenders to philosophy. 2. No flow of genius, no force of eloquence, no power of description, is sufficient / will not say (non dicam) to embellish, but even to recount your exploits.
Side 215 - ... or more open assaults of robbers or private enemies, every honourable method should be taken for our security. (Here the opposition will be seen to be equally supported between written and innate; and the three next members will be equally answered by the three that relate to nature ; and the same opposition in the three dif ferent members continued to the end.) 4.
Side 129 - JVo commander, captain, troop or battalion robs you here: nay, even Fortune, the goddess who presides over human affairs, claims no share of this honour; to you she resigns it. Sometimes the connexion is effected by ne quidem, followed by...
Side 102 - ... alarm. The arrangement of words depends also upon our ideas : the order and succession of which being closely observed will give greater perspicuity and elegance to the style : the neglect of this method in modern languages, and especially in the English, is apt to lead the scholar into error. What arises first, or is supposed, upon mature consideration, to arise first, in the natural order of our thoughts, should, as much as possible, be placed first in the sentence ; except harmony, or a climax,...
Side 104 - 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.

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