Memoirs of the life, works, and correspondence of sir William Temple, Volume 1

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Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green & Longman, 1836
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Page 413 - God before, as now your extreme affliction ; and your loss may have been a punishment for your faults in the manner of enjoying what you had. It is at least pious to ascribe all the ill that befalls us to our own demerits, rather than to injustice in God ; and it becomes us better to adore...
Page 77 - Exigat, et pulchra facial te prole parentem." 75 Aeolus haec contra : " Tuus, o regina, quid optes, Explorare labor, mihi jussa capessere fas est. Tu mihi quodcumque hoc regni, tu sceptra Jovemque Concilias, tu das epulis accumbere divum, Nimborumque facis tempestatumque potentem.
Page 504 - Well, I never yet was deceived in judging of a man's honesty by his looks;" — of which he gave Temple some examples, — " and if I am not deceived in the Prince's face, he is the honestest man in the world, and I will trust him, and he shall have his wife.
Page 411 - I think any disposition of mind can either please him more, or become us better, than that of being satisfied with all he gives, and contented with all he takes away. None, I am sure, can be of more honour to God, nor of more ease to ourselves ; for if we consider him as our maker, we cannot contend with him ; if as our father, we ought not...
Page 412 - If you look about you, and consider the lives of others as well as your own; if you think how few are born with honour, and how many die without name or children; how little beauty we see, and how few friends we hear of; how many diseases, and how much poverty there is in the world; you will fall down upon your knees, and, instead of repining at one affliction, will admire so many blessings which you have received from the hand of God.
Page 23 - Their glittering baits, and purple slavery, Nor hopes the people's praise, nor fears their frown, Nor, when contending kindred tear the crown, Will set up one, or pull another down.
Page 403 - Now that government which by any of these, or all these ways, takes in the consent of the greatest number of the people, and consequently their desires and resolutions to support it, may justly be said to have the broadest bottom, and to stand upon the largest compass of ground ; and, if it terminate in the authority of one single person, it may likewise be said to have the narrowest top, and so to make the figure of the firmest sort of pyramid.
Page 286 - ... else, but in good plain sense, with show of application if he had business that deserved it, and that with extreme good agreeable humour and dispositions; and thus far of his way without any vice. Besides, being sleepy always by ten o'clock at night, and loving hunting as much as he hates swearing, and preferring cock ale* before any sort of wine.
Page 412 - The style periodique is, where the sentences are composed of several members linked together and hanging upon one another, so that the sense of the whole is not brought out till the close.
Page 363 - ut tu semper eris derisor!' at omnes di exagitent me si quicquam. 'quid, militibus promissa Triquetra 55 praedia Caesar an est Itala tellure daturus?' iurantem me scire nihil mirantur ut unum scilicet egregii mortalem altique silenti. perditur haec inter misero lux non sine votis: o rus, quando ego te aspiciam? quandoque licebit 60 nunc veterum libris, nunc somno et inertibus horis ducere sollicitae iucunda oblivia vitae?

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