The Miscellaneous Works of the Late Reverend Conyers Middleton; Containing All His Writings, Except the Life of Cicero Many of Which Were Never Before Published in Four Volumes

The Miscellaneous Works of the Late Reverend Conyers Middleton; Containing All His Writings, Except the Life of Cicero Many of Which Were Never Before Published in Four Volumes

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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. 1752 edition. Excerpt: ...monifhing him in abfence, nor reproaching his friends, who " are prefent, and who feemed to encourage his ambition; 1 Ejufque rationem, quemcunque fuiffet. Phil. 5. 17. Magiftratum appetet, ita haberi, ut habcri 2 See Manutius's note upon the place, per leges liceret, fi anno fuperiorc Quaeftor " not tc nor did I fcruple, to lay open the fource of thofe traiterous cour.fils in the Senate i." Where he obferves in the firft piace, that we have a quite different account of this affair from T'lui'arch: whofe authority is again called to his affiitance; though in the laft inftance, when it was expreffly on the fide of thefc letters, he declared it to be of no other ufe, but to miflead a poor Sophifl. But now he tells us, that though the Sophi appears to have feen what Plutarch fays, yet being refolved to defend Cicero, he chofeto take no notice of it: and he thinks it certain likewife, " that Cicero-would never have called 051 a" vius's attempt upon the Confulfhip a mofl wicked one, or expofed t( the fource of it in the Senate, when he hlmfelf had decreed to him " the honors above mentioned, and given him an affured profpefl of the Confulfhip 2." Cicero had decreed to OeJavius the privilege of pretending to the public Magistracies, as if he had already been a Quceor: which gave him the ftart by ten years, before all others of the fame age: for he was now fcarce twenty years old; and could not legally have obtained the Quaerfhip, till he was thirty. Yet this privilege left him ftill at a great diftance from the Confulfhip; which he could not yet pretend to, till he had paffed through the Mdilefhip or Tribunate, and after that, the Prcetorfkip: all which, with the regular...show more

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  • Paperback | 166 pages
  • 185.42 x 243.84 x 15.24mm | 317.51g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236629752
  • 9781236629753