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193. oldal - So, where our wide Numidian wastes extend, Sudden, th' impetuous hurricanes descend, Wheel through the air, in circling eddies play, Tear up the sands, and sweep whole plains away. The helpless traveller, with wild surprise, Sees the dry desert all around him rise, And smother'd in the dusty whirlwind dies.
72. oldal - How groundless such fear is it is needless to show; especially when, by the diligence of so able a consul, such powerful forces are provided for our security; and, as to the punishment, we may say, what indeed is the truth, that, to those who live in sorrow and misery, death is but a release from trouble; that it is death which puts an end to all the calamities of men, beyond which there is no room for care and joy. But why, in the name of the gods, did not you add to your proposal that they should...
56. oldal - Arretium, while he was supplying the adjacent parts, already excited to insurrection, with arms, marched with his fasces, and other ensigns of authority, to join Manlius in his camp. When this was known at Rome, the senate declared Catiline and Manlius enemies to the state, and fixed a day as to the rest of their force, before which they might lay down their arms with impunity, except such as had been convicted of capital offenses. They also decreed that the consuls should hold a levy ; that Antonius,...
203. oldal - ... against you, ever since you have conferred this dignity on me, I was resolved to speak, lest some should impute my silence to a consciousness of my own guilt. Though I am abundantly satisfied that no words can injure me ; since, if what is said be true, it must be to my honour ; if false$ my life and conduct will confute it : but because your determination is blamed, in bestowing on me the highest dignity of the state, and trusting me with the conduct of affairs of such importance ; I beseech...
164. oldal - Metellus continued four days in the same camp ; administered relief to the wounded ; conferred the usual military rewards on such as had distinguished themselves in the late engagements ; commended the whole army, which he assembled with that view ; returned them his public thanks ; and exhorted them ' to act with equal courage in what farther remained, which was but little. They had already fought sufficiently for victory ; their future labors would be only to enrich themselves by the spoils of...
86. oldal - I have learned by experience, fellow-soldiers, that words cannot inspire courage, nor a general's speech render a spiritless army brave and intrepid. Every man displays in battle just so much courage as nature or habit has given him, and no more. It is to no purpose to exhort him whom neither glory nor danger can animate: his fear deprives him of his hearing. I have assembled you, fellow-soldiers, to instruct you in a few particulars, and to lay before you the grounds of my final resolution. " You...
67. oldal - This man, offering to give a particular account of the conspiracy, on the security of the public, faith for his pardon, was ordered by the consul to declare what he knew. He then gave the senate almost the same account Volturcius had done; of the design to fire the city ; of the intended massacre of the best citizens ; and of the march of the army to Rome ; adding, that he was sent by Crassus to tell Catiline not to be discouraged by the apprehending of Lentulus, Cethegus, and others of the conspirators,...
203. oldal - I beseech you to consider whether you had not better alter your choice. I cannot, indeed, boast of the images, triumphs, or consulships of my ancestors) to raise your confidence in me ; but, if it be necessary, I can show you spears, banners, collars of merit, and other military distinctions, besides a body scarred with honourable wounds.
121. oldal - I shall say nothing at all ; it being very difficult to meet with any certain information concerning them. My account of the rest I shall despatch with all possible brevity. In the division of the globe, most authors reckon Africa a third part of the whole : there being but few who divide it into Asia and Europe, and include Africa in Europe. It is bounded on the west, by the straits which join our sea to the ocean ; on the east, by spacious sloping plains, by the natives called Catabathmos. The...
158. oldal - Jugurtha took possession of this hill, which flanked the Romans in their march to the river, extending his front as far as possible; and giving the command of the elephants and part of the infantry to Bomilcar, with orders how to act, he posted himself with all the horse and the choicest of the foot nearer the mountain. Then he rode round the several squadrons and battalions, conjuring them "to summon up their former bravery, and mindful of their late victory, to defend themselves and their country...

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