Exempla moralia: or, Third book of new English examples, to be rendered into Latin

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Pagina 16 - These last worked only one hour, and you have made them equal to us who have borne the burden of the day and the scorching heat.
Pagina 201 - An inordinate passion for glory, as I have already observed, is likewise to be guarded against ; for it deprives us of liberty, the only prize for which men of elevated sentiments ought to contend. Power is so far from being desirable in itself, that it sometimes ought to...
Pagina 47 - We are in the world like men playing at tables, the chance is not in our power, but to play it is; and when it is fallen we must manage it as we can ; and let nothing trouble us, but when we do a base action, or speak like a fool, or think wickedly : these things God hath put into our powers; but concerning those things which are wholly in the choice of another, they cannot fall under our deliberation...
Pagina 122 - Happy" — fays the great teacher of Ifrael — " Happy is the man that findeth " Wifdom, and the man that getteth un" derftanding. For the merchandife of it " is better than the merchandife of filver, " and the gain thereof than fine gold. She " is more precious than rubies, and all the " things thou canft defire are not to be
Pagina 26 - Honour, and the like. For it is fure they add nothing of true Worth to the Man: Somewhat of outward Pomp and Bravery they may help him to, but that makes no Change in the Perfon. You may load an Afs with Money, or deck him with rich Trappings, yet ftill you will not make him a whit the nobler kind of Beaft by either of them.
Pagina 133 - Anger may be suppressed. IT is an idle thing to pretend that we cannot govern our anger ; for some things that we do are much harder than others that we ought to do ; the wildest affections may be tamed by discipline, and there is hardly any thing which the mind will do but it may do.
Pagina 26 - ... if thou shalt return to the dogmata and to the honouring of reason, will esteem of thee no better than of a mere brute, and of an ape. XIV. Not as though thou hadst thousands of years to live. Death hangs over thee : whilst yet thou livest, whilst thou mayest, be good. XV. Now much time and leisure doth he gain, who is not curious to know what his neighbour hath said, or hath done, or hath attempted, but only what he doth himself, that it may be just and holy ? or to express it in Agathos...
Pagina 97 - In taking revenge a man is but equal with his enemy, but in passing it over he is his superior.

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