The History of Rome

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D. Appleton, 1853 - 670 lappuses
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362. lappuse - Therefore the he goat waxed very great: and when he was strong, the great horn was broken ; and for it came up four notable ones toward the four winds of heaven.
40. lappuse - They then rode on to Collatia, and it was late in the night, but they found Lucretia, the wife of Tarquinius of Collatia, neither feasting, nor yet sleeping, but she was sitting with all her handmaids around her, and all were working at the loom. So when they saw this, they all said, "Lucretia is the worthiest lady.
ii. lappuse - ... volume are : precision, condensation, and luminous arrangement. It is precisely what it pretends to be— a manual, a sure and conscientious guide for the student through the crooks and tangles of Mediaeval history. • * • • All the great principles of this extensive Period are carefully laid down, and the most important facts skilfully grouped around them.
399. lappuse - Lords, and all the peers with one impulse arose to receive him. We know the expiring words of that mighty voice, when he protested against the dismemberment of this ancient monarchy, and prayed that if England must fall, she might fall with honour. The real speech of Lord Chatham against yielding to the coalition of France and America, will...
79. lappuse - Rome in the year 261, thirteen were now either destroyed, or were in the possession of the Opicans ; that on the Alban hills themselves Tusculum alone remained independent ; and that there was no other friendly city to obstruct the irruptions of the enemy into the territory of Rome. Accordingly, that territory was plundered year after year, and whatever defeats the plunderers may at times have sustained, yet they were never deterred from renewing a contest which they found in the main profitable...
133. lappuse - ... great expedition proved victorious, the energies of Greece during the next eventful century would have found their field in the West no less than in the East; Greece, and not Rome, might have conquered Carthage; Greek instead of Latin might have been at this day the principal element of the language of Spain, of France, and of Italy; and the laws of Athens, rather than of Rome, might be the foundation of the law of the civilized world.
470. lappuse - has there been witnessed the struggle of the highest individual genius against the resources and institutions of a great nation, and in both cases the nation has been victorious. For seventeen years Hannibal strove against Rome ; for sixteen years Napoleon Bonaparte strove against England : the efforts of the first ended in Zama ; those of the second, in Waterloo.
275. lappuse - he had crossed the Hellespont, Alexander, having won his 'vast dominion, entered Babylon, and, resting from his career 'in that oldest seat of earthly empire, he steadily surveyed 'the mass of various nations which owned his sovereignty, 'and revolved in his mind the great work of breathing into 'this huge but inert body the living spirit of Greek civilisa'tion.
499. lappuse - Unable to fight or fly. with no quarter asked or given, the Romans and Italians fell before the swords of their enemies, till, when the sun set upon the field, there were left out of that vast multitude no more than three thousand men alive and unwounded; and these fled in straggling parties, under cover of the darkness, and found a refuge in the neighboring towns.
471. lappuse - Homeric god, who, in his hatred to the Trojans, rises from the deep to rally the fainting Greeks, and to lead them against the enemy, so the calm courage with which Hector met his more than human adversary in his country's cause is no unworthy image of the unyielding magnanimity displayed by the aristocracy of Rome. As Hannibal utterly eclipses Carthage, so, on the contrary, Fabius, Marcellus, Claudius Nero, even Scipio himself, are as nothing when compared to the spirit, and wisdom, and power of...

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