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الصفحة 377 - DEATH Let us reflect in another way, and we shall see that there is great reason to hope that death is a good; for one of two things —either death is a state of nothingness and utter unconsciousness, or, as men say, there is a change and migration of the
الصفحة 40 - Dare they not enter the fight, or stand in the council of heroes, All for fear of the shame and the taunts my crime has awakened ? " So said she—they long since in Earth's soft arms were reposing, There, in their own dear land, their Fatherland, Lacedaemon. 1
الصفحة 62 - his horrid head, Leap'd from his throne, lest Neptune's arm should lay His dark dominions open to the day, And pour in light on Pluto's drear abodes, Abhorr'd by men and dreadful even to gods. Such war the immortals wage ; such horrors rend The world's vast concave, when the gods
الصفحة 314 - Medicine is practiced among them on a plan of separation; each physician treats a single disorder, and no more: thus the country swarms with medical practitioners, some undertaking to cure diseases of the eye, others of the head, others again of the teeth, others of the intestines, and some those which are not
الصفحة 404 - tragedy ; character holds the second place. A similar fact is seen in painting. The most beautiful colours, laid on confusedly, will not give as much pleasure as the chalk outline of a portrait. Thus tragedy is the imitation of an action, and of the agents mainly with a view to the action.
الصفحة 308 - These are the researches of Herodotus of Halicarnassus, which he publishes, in the hope of thereby preserving from decay the remembrance of what men have done, and of preventing the great and wonderful actions of the Greeks and the Barbarians from losing their due meed of glory; and withal to put on record what were their grounds of feud. His
الصفحة 328 - by the spectacle of her glory, reflect that this empire has been acquired by men who knew their duty and had the courage to do it, who in the hour of conflict had the fear of dishonour always present to them, and who, if ever they failed in an enterprise, would not allow their
الصفحة 144 - in the dust, And venerable bosom bleeding bare. But youth's fair form, though fallen, is ever fair, And beautiful in death the boy appears, The hero boy, that dies in blooming years. In man's regret he lives, and woman's tears, More sacred than in life, and lovelier far, For having perished in the front of war.
الصفحة 162 - My breath was gone, my voice was lost; My bosom glowed ; the subtle flame Ran quick through all my vital frame ; O'er my dim eyes a darkness hung; My ears with hollow murmurs rung. In dewy
الصفحة 383 - Very true, my good friend ; and I hope that you will excuse me when you hear the reason, which is, that I am a lover of knowledge, and the men who dwell in the city are my teachers, and not the trees or the country. Though I do indeed believe that you have found a spell with which to draw