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wife and virtuous man attains:
Quisnam igitur liber? Sapiens ; fibi qui im- 481. Besides to give a kingdom &c] So Heperiofus, &c.
phæstion to those who transferred the kingdom 473. But to guide nations &c.] In this speech of Sidon from themselves to another. Quint. concerning riches and realms, our poet has Curt. IV. 1. Vos quidem macti virtute, inquit, culld all the choicest, finest Aowers out of eftote, qui primi intellexiftis, quanto majus the heathen poets and philosophers who have esset, regnum fastidire quam accipere &c. written upon these subjects ; it is not so much Diocletian, Charles V, and others who have their words, as their substance sublimated and resign'd the crown were no doubt in our auimprov'd: but here he foars above them, and thor's thoughts upon this occasion. nothing could have given him so complete an Seneca says, Thyest. III.
529. idea of a divine teacher, as the life and cha racter of our blessed Saviour.
Habere regnum, casus est: virtus, dare.
Greater and nobler done, and to lay down
The end of the Second Book.
So spake the Son of God, and Satan stood
A while as mute confounded what to say,
I see thou know'st what is of use to know,
Of good, wise, just, the perfect shape. I should Contains of good, wise, just, the perfect shape.] rather think it express’d from the perfecta Milton, no doubt, by the word shape intended forma honestatis, and the forma ipsa honesti of to express the meaning of the Greek term Cicero. De Fin. II. 15. Habes undique explesosd, but in my opinion it does not at all tam et perfe&tam, Torquate, formam honestacome up to it, and seems rather harsh and tis, &c. De Off. I.
De Off. I. 5. Forinam quidem ip
5 inelegant. There are words in all languages, Sam, Marce fili, et tanquam faciem bonessi which cannot well be translated without losing vides; quæ, si oculis cerneretur &c. And much of their beauty, and even some of their the more, because he renders forma by Jhap: meaning; of this sort I take the word idea to in the Paradise Lost. IV. 848. be, Tully renders it by the word species with as litele success in my opinion as Milton has Virtue in her pape how lovely. cone here by his English shape. Thyer,