M.T. Cicero His Offices His Cato Major His Laelius His Moral Paradoxes. the Vision of Scipio His Letter Concerning the Duties of a Magistrate. with Notes Historical and Explanatory. Tr. by W. Guthrie

M.T. Cicero His Offices His Cato Major His Laelius His Moral Paradoxes. the Vision of Scipio His Letter Concerning the Duties of a Magistrate. with Notes Historical and Explanatory. Tr. by W. Guthrie

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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. 1755 edition. Excerpt: ...made up of such an Infinity of Duties, and excelling Qualities. Fimbria, therefore, as well as Socrates form'd his Idea of a good Man upon his being incapable of thinking any Thing to be profitable, that was not virtuous. Such a Man, sar from presuming to commit, will not even think of, a Thing, that he dares not publickly avow. Is: it not, therefore, scandalous that Philosophers should differ in a Matter that is clear to Peasants; who on this Occasion have invented a well-known old Proverb. For when they want to praise any Man for his Sense, Sincerity and Virtue, they say, that you may venture to flay with him in the Dark at 0) Odd and Even. A Proverb that can have no other Meaning, than that nothing can be profitable that is immoral, even tho' we could attain to it without the least Check. You may, therefore, perceive, that, according to this Proverb, we are neither to suffer Gyges to make Use of his Ring, nor the other whom-, I mentioned a few Lines above, 6f the snapping o his Fingers, in Order to make himself general He ir (n) Deposite Tn Cases of Law-Suits, both Parties mad - a Sfonsio or Deposite in the Hands of the High-Priest and v diile it remain'd there it was called a Sacramentum; and.the-M oney of the losing Party was detain'd by ths Priest for sacred Uses, that is, I suppose, for the Use of himself and the Fraternii y. (0) Odd and Even Orig. ui cum-in Tenebris mices.-This is a Diversion still frequent in Ital, and is.no other tb an one holding two or three Fingers above the Head of anoth;;r, who was to guess at the Numbers.-r..." -. to to all Estates. For as that which is disgraceful Jet it be ever so secret, never can be render'd honest, so whatever is not virtuous, never can be render'd profitable;...
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  • Paperback | 114 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 218g
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  • English
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  • 1236487494
  • 9781236487490