Works. Published by David Mallet Volume 2

Works. Published by David Mallet Volume 2

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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. 1754 edition. Excerpt: ...made these distinctions the rather, because tho I attribute a great deal more, than many will be ready to allow, to the' Earl of CLARENDON. several LE VAYER, and other modern pedants. When TULLY informs us, in the second book of his Tusculan disputations, that the first SClPIO AFRICANUS had always in his hands the "works of XENOPHON, he advances nothing but what is pro bable and reasonable. To say nothing os the retreat of the ten thousand, nor os other parts os XENOPHON, S Writings; the images os virtue, represented in that admirable picture the 'Cyropaedia, were proper to entertain a soul that was sraught with virtue, and CYRUS was worthy to be imitated by SCXPIO. So SELIM emulated CAESAR, whose commentaries were translated sor his use against the customs os the Turks: so CAESAR emulated ALEXANDER; and ALEXANDER, ACHILLES. There is nothing ridiculous here, except the use that is made of this passage by those who quote it. But what the same TULLY says, in the fourth book of his academical disputations, concerning LUcULLUs, seems to me very extraordinary. " In " Asram sactus imperator venit; cum esset Roma prosectus ' rei militaris rudis 3" one would be ready to ascribe so sudden a change, and so vast an improvement, to nothing less than knowledge infused by inspiration, if we were not assured in the same place that they were effected by very natural means, by such as it is in every man's power to employ V partim " percontando a peritis, partim in rebus gestis legendis," LU CULLUS, according to this account, verified the reproach on the Roman nobility, which SALLUST puts into the mouth os MARiUs. But as I discover the paffion of MAmUs, and his prejudices to the patricians, in one case; so I discover, methinks, the...show more

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  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 268g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123662002X
  • 9781236620026