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Pagina 550 - I have employed my time (besides ditching) in finishing, correcting, amending, and transcribing my Travels, in four parts complete, newly augmented and intended for the press when the world shall deserve them, or rather when a printer shall be found brave enough to venture his ears.
Pagina 557 - I have ever hated all nations, professions, and communities ; and all my love is towards individuals — for instance, I hate the tribe of lawyers, but I love Councillor Such-a-one and Judge Such-a-one : it is so with physicians (I will not speak of my own trade), soldiers, English, Scotch, French, and the rest. But principally I hate and detest that animal called man — although I heartily love John, Peter, Thomas, and so forth.
Pagina 557 - I have got materials towards a treatise proving the falsity of that definition animal rationale, and to show it should be only rationis capax. Upon this great foundation of misanthropy (though not in Timon's manner) the whole building of my travels is erected ; and I never will have peace of mind till all honest men are of my opinion...
Pagina 479 - ... to Juno, Minerva, and the other deities presiding over the Capitol and citadel, and will give them thanks for having, on this day, and at many other times, endowed me both with the will and ability to perform extraordinary services to the commonwealth. Such of you also, Romans, who choose, come with me and beseech the gods that you may have commanders like myself. Since from my seventeenth year until old age, you have always anticipated my years with honour, and I your honours with services.
Pagina 467 - ... disturb an ordered line. He ordered the foremost ranks of his " Old Guard " to lower their spears as a barrier against them, and they were forced to retreat towards the flanks and the open ground beyond. The Third Phase. — The curtain now rose on what was practically a fresh battle. The Romans " had penetrated to their real antagonists, men equal to them in the nature of their arms, in their experience of war, in the fame of their achievements.
Pagina 551 - I will make over all my profits to you for the property of Gulliver's Travels ; which, I believe, will have as great a run as John Bunyan. Gulliver is a happy man, that at his age, can write such a merry work.
Pagina 206 - William Preston, Robert Adams, junior, James Callaway, and Charles Lynch, and other faithful citizens, aided by detachments of volunteers from different parts of the state, did, by timely and effectual measures, suppress such conspiracy: And whereas the measures taken for that purpose may not be strictly...
Pagina 557 - It is so with physicians. I will not speak of my own trade, soldiers, English, Scotch, French, and the rest. But principally I hate and detest that animal called man, although I heartily love John, Peter, Thomas, and so forth. This is the system upon which I have governed myself many years (but do not tell), and so I shall go on until I have done with them.
Pagina 479 - The prosecutors met with general hostility, and the prosecution was dropped. " After that there was silence concerning Africanus. He passed the remainder of his life at Liternum, without a wish to revisit the city, and it is said that when he was dying he ordered his body to be buried there . . . that even his obsequies might not be performed in his ungrateful country.