The Satires of Decimus Junius Juvenalis: Tr. Into English Verse

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W. Bulmer & Company, 1806 - Всего страниц: 473
 

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Стр. 447 - How many are the days of the years of thy life? And Jacob said unto Pharaoh, The days of the years of my pilgrimage are an hundred and thirty years : few and evil have been the days of the years of my life...
Стр. 20 - As this is the first passage, in which the names of patron and client occur, it may not be amiss to say a few words on the relative situation of two classes of men, which comprehended nearly all the citizens of Rome.
Стр. 18 - tis so concluded on. Ham. There's letters seal'd: and my two schoolfellows, — Whom I will trust, as I will adders fang'd, — They bear the mandate; they must sweep my way, And marshal me to knavery: Let it work; For 'tis the sport, to have the engineer Hoist with his own petar...
Стр. vii - a shipboy on the high and giddy mast,' but also in the cabin, where every menial office fell to my lot ; yet, if I was restless and discontented, I can safely say it was not so much on account of this, as of my being precluded from all possibility of reading; as my master did not possess, nor do I recollect seeing during the whole time of my abode with him. a single book of any description except the
Стр. xiii - ... with favours more substantial : little collections were now and then made, and I have received sixpence in an evening. To one who had long lived in the absolute want of money, such a resource seemed a Peruvian mine : I furnished myself by degrees with paper, &c. and what was of more importance, with books of geometry, and of the higher branches of algebra, which I cautiously concealed. Poetry, even at this time, was no amusement of mine : it was subservient to other purposes ; and I only had...
Стр. 57 - Eye hath not seen, nor Ear heard, neither hath it entered into the Heart of Man, to conceive the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.
Стр. xii - I recollect the occasion of my first attempt : it is, like all the rest of my non-adventures, of so unimportant a nature, that I should blush to call the attention of the idlest reader to it, but for the reason alleged in the introductory paragraph. A person, whose name escapes me, had undertaken to paint a sign for an ale-house : it was to have been a lion, but the unfortunate artist produced a dog. On this awkward affair, one of my acquaintance wrote a copy of what we called...
Стр. vi - On seeing me, this great man observed, with a look of pity and contempt, that I was " too small,' and sent me away sufficiently mortified. I expected to be very ill received by my godfather, but he said nothing.
Стр. 99 - Enter not into the path of the wicked, and go not in the way of evil men. Avoid it, pass not by it, turn from it, and pass away.
Стр. xii - Algebra, given to me by a young woman, who had found it in a lodginghouse. I considered it as a treasure ; but it was a treasure locked up : for it supposed the reader to be well acquainted with simple equation, and I Inew nothing of the matter.

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