A manual of rhetoric, with exercises for the improvement of style or diction, &c

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Página 15 - Your fathers, where are they? and the prophets, do they live for ever?
Página 95 - While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night, shall not cease.
Página 95 - He embraced the cause of liberty faintly, and pursued it irresolutely; he grew tired of it, when he had much to hope; and gave it up, when he had nothing to fear.
Página 44 - In this uneasy state, both of his public and private life, Cicero was oppressed by a new and deep affliction, the death of his beloved daughter Tullia; which happened soon after her divorce from Dolabella; whose manners and humours were entirely disagreeable to her.
Página 94 - The enemy said, I will pursue, I will overtake, I will divide the spoil; my lust shall be satisfied upon them; I will draw my sword, my hand shall destroy them.
Página 22 - Tis she ! — but why that bleeding bosom gor'd ' Why dimly gleams the visionary sword ? Oh ever beauteous, ever friendly ! tell, Is it in heaven a crime to love too well ? To bear too tender or too firm a heart, To act a Lover's...
Página 94 - Tully was the first who observed, that friendship improves happiness and abates misery, by the doubling of our joy, and dividing of our grief...
Página 44 - ... of themselves seem great as islands, are, by their bulk alone, armed against all but man, whose superiority over creatures of such stupendous size and force, should make him mindful of his privilege of reason ! and force him humbly to adore the great Composer of these wondrous frames...
Página 40 - ... not able to judge of their absurdity. Or if we believe, as many wise and good men have done, that there are such phantoms and apparitions as those I have been speaking of, let us endeavour to establish to ourselves an interest in Him who holds the reins of the whole creation...
Página 92 - By the perpetual course of dissipation, in which sensualists are engaged ; by the riotous revel, and the midnight, or rather morning hours, to which they prolong their festivity; by the excesses which they indulge ; they debilitate their bodies, cut themselves off from the comforts and duties of life, and wear out their spirits.

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