Plutarch's Lives: Translated from the Original Greek, with Notes Critical and Historical, and a New Life of Plutarch, Volume 2

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C. Bathurst, 1794
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Page 311 - A tribune of the people, who had the character of a poisoner, proposing a bad law, and taking great pains to have it...
Page 307 - ... from the living fountain. A good man will take care of his horses and dogs, not only while they are young, but when old and past service.
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Page 183 - ... to clatter, as they were drawn along ; and the clank of them was so harsh and terrible, that they were not seen without dread, though among the spoils of the conquered. After the carriages, loaded with arms, walked three thousand men, who carried the silver money in seven hundred and fifty vessels, each of which contained three talents, and was borne by four men. Others brought bowls, horns, goblets, and cups, all of silver, disposed in such order, as would make the best show, and valuable not...
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Page 243 - ... knowledge, yet he did not vouchsafe to leave any account of them in writing. For he considered all attention to mechanics, and every art that ministers to common uses, as mean and sordid, and placed his whole delight in those intellectual speculations, which, without any relation to the necessities of life...

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