An Introduction to Latin Syntax; Or, an Exemplification of the Rules of Construction

An Introduction to Latin Syntax; Or, an Exemplification of the Rules of Construction

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1797 edition. Excerpt: ...covered with briers and full of weeds, and the people lived on acorns. How wonderful are the birds! A passage through the air, which has been denied to other animals, is open to them. They are capable of soaring up to. the clouds; they suspend their bodies and continue" motionless in an element lighter than themselves. They remount, and then precipitate themselves to the earth like a descending stone. Virgil describes the seasons, and gives the signs of the weather proper for sowing, planting, grafting, and reaping. When men are freed from the business and cares of life, they are generally more inclined to hear and to iearn; but they mistake when they consider the knowledge of abstruse and strange things as necessary to living happily. When Ceres was weary with travelling, and thirsty, (he came to a cottage, and begged a little water of an old woman that lived there: The old woman not only gave her water, but also barley broth;.which, when the goddess supped np greedily, the woman's son Stellio, a. soucy boy, mocked her. Ceres being thus provoked, threw some of the broth into the boy's face, and metamorphosed him into an evet. A good man enjoyeth the tranquillity of his own breast, and rej'oiceth in the happiness and prosperity of his neighbour; he openeth not his ear unto (lander; the faults and failings of men give a pain to his heart. His desire is to do good; and in removing the oppression of others, he rclieveth himself. Here is the place whither we are come to bathe, you may walk along the side of the river, I with my maid will repair to the grove, to enjoy the cool (hade. The poets tell many stories hard to be believed: They fay, that when Prometheus stole fire from heaven, Jupiter was incensed, and iint Pandora to Prometheus with a...show more

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  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 172g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123658967X
  • 9781236589675