Memoirs of the Court of Augustus Volume N . 1

Memoirs of the Court of Augustus Volume N . 1

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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. 1794 edition. Excerpt: ...'of God to chastise the Corruptions of Men. A Nation therefore proposing to live contented wirsihin its ancient Limits, and enjoy peace and ease at home, may obtain these ends, by al-orm ol Government quite incapable of extending their Territory, or from a small or middling State raising it toa great Empire. The Romans were led by their early Portunes to a Form peculiarly fitted for Conquest, I mean the Consu/ar-Plan; 'the Energy of which seems to lie in these two. In the first place, Kings are Men, and no one Man placed in a high Dignity for life, will exert himself with that Vigor in the discharge of it, that another will do, who must found his whole Re, puration upon the Exercise of it for one year: Nor s it possible for any Man to keep up to that pitch. of Spirit and Activity throughout his whole Course, or indeed a few years ofit, either through Satiz ety, Inconstancy, a change of Health or Temper, which a fresh Succqffion of Men will certainly do: entering upon their Command in the prime ostheir Strength and Reason, and vying with one another: for Superiority of Fame. Our English Negociator and Pattern of a fine Gentleman, Sir William Temple, says, he has known many an important ProJect spoilt by a ministefls falling ill of the Spleen, _ and many a noble hfnterprife miscarry through a Generass being _ suddenly taken with the Gout. We accordingly hear of few Consulships, _in which there is not something remar/'rab/e performed, either in the City or the Fieldz-if otherwise, it is told as a kind of VVOnder or Reproach: but how many lrstlefs Years thrown away by Nlonarchs in Idleness and lnactivity? But it is no longer a Doubt among Statesmen, whether drowsy Peace and lethargic Quiet be more profitable for a rising Nation, than interjected..show more

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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236578813
  • 9781236578815