Latin Prose

Latin Prose

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...of the beautiful, every inordinate desire goes out; when I meet with the grief of parents upon a tombstone, my heart melts with compassion: when I see the tomb of the parents themselves, I consider the vanity of grieving for those whom we must quickly follow: when I see kings lying by those who deposed them, when I consider rival wits placed side by side, or the holy men that divided the world with their contests and disputes, I reflect with sorrow and astonishment on the little competitions, factions and debates of mankind. When I read the several dates of the tombs, of some that died yesterday, and some six hundred years ago, I consider that great day when we shall all of us be contemporaries, and make our appearance together. OGITANTI mihi seria plerumque obuersantur, ita tamen ut animum nunquam contristent, nunquam deprimant: itaque haud minus oblectationis adferunt spectanti quae in rerum natura alta sunt ac seuera, quam quae laeta et amoeniora. Hinc mihi contingit ut quae ceteris incutiunt formidinem, ea ipse intuendo lenior fiam et melior. Clarorum uirorum sepulcra uisenti tollitur omnis ex animo liuor: formosarum titulos legenti nulla non libido exarescit: insculptos saxo parentum dolores cum aspicio, misericordia penitus perstringor, ipsorum sepulcraspectanti uenit in mentem quam superuacaneum sit eos lugere quos mox simus secuturi: cum sedibus uicinis uideo compositos qui uiui fuerint inimicissimi, cum regnorum euersoribus reges, cum Lauiniis Terentios, cum Stoicis Epicureos, quorum rixis et certaminibus omnia nuper strepebant, subit animum cum maerore admiratio, quantulae sint hominum lites, iurgia, factiones: tempora uero legenti quo quisque obierit, hic heri, ille Bruto consule exstinctus, temporis illius suboritur...show more

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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236767411
  • 9781236767417