The History of Rome ...: Abridged ...

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Longman, Brown & Company, 1851 - 299 oldal
 

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184. oldal - Such were the honours paid to Augustus, whose power began in the slaughter, and terminated in the happiness of his subjects ; so that it was said of him, " That " it had been good for mankind if he had never been " born, or if he never had died.
22. oldal - Be witness, ye gods," he cried, " that, from this moment, I proclaim myself the avenger of the chaste Lucre'tia's cause ; from this moment I profess myself the enemy of Tarquin, and his lustful house ; from henceforth this life, while life continues, shall be employed in opposition to tyranny, and for the happiness and freedom of my much-loved country.
112. oldal - Catiline was very desirous to see him taken off before he left Rome; upon which two knights of the company undertook to kill him the next morning in his bed, in an early visit, on pretence of business...
132. oldal - As for Pompey, who had formerly shown such instances of courage and conduct, when he saw his cavalry routed, on which he had placed his sole dependence, he absolutely lost his reason.
181. oldal - it was not by proxy that I served you at the battle of Actium.
135. oldal - ... of which he composed a pile. While he was thus piously employed, he •was accosted by an old Roman soldier, who had served under Pompey in his youth. " Who art Ihou," said he, •' that art making these humble preparations for Pompey's funeral ?" Philip having answered that he was one of his freedmen,

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