Goldsmith's Roman History

Jacob Johnson. Alexander & Phillips, printers, Carlisle., 1808 - 264 páginas

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Página 128 - that art making these humble preparations for Pompey's funeral ?" Philip having answered that he was one of his freedmen, " Alas !" replied the soldier, " permit me to share in this...
Página 106 - Cicero being the chief obstacle to all their hopes, Catiline was very desirous to see him taken off before he left Rome; upon which two knights of the company undertook to kill him the next morning in his bed, in an early visit, on pretence of business...
Página 124 - ... master of the enemy's camp. Accordingly, marching on foot, at their head, he called upon them to follow, and strike the decisive blow. The cohorts which were left to defend the camp, for some time made a formidable resistance, particularly a great number of Thracians, and other barbarians, who were appointed for its defence ; but nothing could resist the ardour of...
Página 35 - In times of old, when every part of the body could think for itself, and each had a separate will of its own, they all, with common- consent, resolved to revolt against the belly ; they knew no reason, they said, why they should toil from morning...
Página 124 - Upon entering the enemy's camp, every object presented fresh instances of the blind presumption and madness of his adversaries. On all sides were to be seen tents adorned with ivy, and branches of myrtles, couches covered with purple, and sideboards loaded with plate.
Página 258 - Such was the end of this great empire, that had conquered mankind with its arms, and instructed the world with its wisdom ; that had risen by temperance, and that fell by luxury; that had been established by a spirit of patriotism, and that sunk into ruin when the empire was become so extensive, that a Roman citizen was but an empty name.
Página 152 - In this manner he proceeded from kingdom to kingdom, attended by a crowd of sovereigns, exacting contributions, distributing favours, and giving away crowns with capricious insolence.

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