Goldsmith's History of Greece, Abridged, Volumes 1-2

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Peter Beaume, 1806 - Greece

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Page 191 - He had no open school, like the rest of the philosophers, nor set times for his lessons; he had no benches prepared nor ever mounted a professor's chair; he was the philosopher of all times and seasons; he taught in all places, and upon all occasions; in walking, conversation at meals, in the army, and in the midst of the camp, in the public assemblies of the senate or people.
Page 82 - Aristotle had placed there were standing ; as also spacious vistas, under which those who walked were shaded from the sun-beams. Alexander likewise discovered no less esteem for his master, whom he believed himself bound to love as much as if he had been his father ; declaring, that he was indebted to the one for living, and to the other for living well.
Page 132 - ... hazard: for, being immediately known by his insignia and the richness of his armour, he served as a mark for all the arrows of the enemy. On this occasion he performed wonders ; killing, with javelins, several of those who defended the wall; then advancing nearer to them, he forced some with his sword, and...
Page 209 - he formed our youth, and taught our children to love their country, and to honour their parents. In this place, he gave us his admirable lessons, and sometimes made us seasonable reproaches, to engage us more warmly in the pursuit of virtue. Alas ! how have we rewarded him for such important services !" Athens was in universal mourning and consternation : the schools were shut up, and all exercises suspended. The accusers were called to account for the innocent blood they had caused to be shed....
Page 194 - ... his own in his defence, and to appear before his judges in the submissive posture of a suppliant, he did not behave in that manner out of pride, or contempt of the tribunal ; it was from a noble and intrepid assurance, resulting from greatness of soul, and the...
Page 204 - Presently after they entered, and found Socrates, whose chains had been taken off, sitting by Xantippe, his wife, who held one of his children in her arms; as soon as she perceived them, setting up great cries, sobbing, and tearing her face and hair, she made the prison resound with her complaints.
Page 197 - Delium, ihc fear of death should at this time make me abandon that in which the Divine Providence has placed me, by commanding me to pass my life in the study of philosophy, for the instruction of myself and others ; this would be a most criminal desertion indeed, and make me highly worthy of being cittd before this tribunal, as an impious man who does not believe the gods.
Page 49 - ... the soldier's conduct in a lively and affecting manner. The king was instantly fired with indignation ; he ordered that justice should be done without delay ; that the possessions should be immediately restored to the man whose charitable offices had been thus horribly repaid ; and, having seized the soldier, caused these words to be branded on his forehead, The ungrateful Guest...
Page 192 - His accusation consisted of two heads; the first was, that he did not admit the gods acknowledged by the republic, and introduced new divinities; the second, that he corrupted the youth of Athens; and concluded with inferring, that sentence of death ought to pass against him.
Page 126 - This city was justly entitled the Queen of the Sea, that element bringing to it the tribute of all nations. She boasted her having first invented navigation, and taught mankind the art of braving the winds and waves by the assistance, of a frail bark.

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