Cato; Or, An Essay on Old Age, Том 1

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Страница 111 - I am persuaded, have thus widely disseminated immortal spirits, and clothed them with human bodies, that there might be a race of intelligent creatures, not only to have dominion over this, our earth, but to contemplate the host of heaven, and imitate in their moral conduct the same beautiful order and uniformity so conspicuous in those splendid orbs.
Страница 292 - The evils of this life appear like rocks and precipices, rugged and barren at a distance ; but at our nearer approach we find little fruitful spots, and refreshing springs, mixed with the harshness and deformities of nature.
Страница 110 - Behold the child, by nature's kindly law, Pleased with a rattle, tickled with a straw : Some livelier plaything gives his youth delight, A little louder, but as empty quite...
Страница 81 - O'er all the vegetable world command ? And the wild giants of the wood receive What law he's pleas'd to give ? He bids th...
Страница 32 - ... they have entered into, or with whom they have had any pecuniary transactions. Innumerable instances of a strong memory in advanced years might be produced from among our celebrated lawyers, pontiffs, augurs, and philosophers; for the faculties of the mind will...
Страница 269 - Warms in the sun, refreshes in the breeze, Glows in the stars, and blossoms in the trees : Lives through all life, extends through all extent, Spreads undivided, operates unspent...
Страница 182 - The truth is, the human mind is never Jlationary : when it is not progreffive, it is necefiarily retrograde. He who imagines, at any period of his life, that he can advance no farther in moral, or intellectual improvements, is as little acquainted with the extent of his own powers, as the...
Страница 118 - How can he exalt his thoughts to any thing great and noble, who only believes that, after a short turn on the stage of this world, he is to sink into oblivion, and to lose his consciousness for ever?
Страница 120 - I am far from regretting that life was bestowed on me, as I have the satisfaction to think that I have employed it in such a manner as not to have lived in vain. In short, I consider this world as a place which Nature never designed for my permanent abode ; and I look upon my departure out of it, not as being driven from my habitation, but as leaving my inn. O glorious day ! when I shall retire from this low and sordid scene, to associate with the divine assembly of departed spirits...
Страница 278 - All thefe with ceaflefs praife his works behold Both day and night : how often from the fteep Of echoing Hill or Thicket have we heard Celeftial voices to the midnight air, Sole, or refponfive each to others...

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