The History of Rome: From the Foundation of the City of Rome, to the Destruction of the Western Empire, כרך 2

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Leigh and Sotheby, 1812
 

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עמוד 317 - Ah, fleeting spirit ! wandering fire, That long hast warm'd my tender breast, Must thou no more this frame inspire ? No more a pleasing cheerful guest ? Whither, ah whither art thou flying ! To what dark, undiscover'd shore ? Thou seem'st all trembling, shivering, dying, And wit and humour are no more ! LETTER VIL PROM MR.
עמוד 298 - Trajan, to shew how much he relied upon his fidelity, went, in his ordinary manner, to sup with him. There he commanded Sura's surgeon to be brought, whom he ordered to take off the hair about his eye-brows. He then made the barber shave his beard, and then went unconcerned into the bath as usual. The next day, when Sura's accusers were renewing- their obloquy, Trajan informing them how he had spent the night, " If," cried he, " Sura had any designs against " my life, he then had the fairest opportunity.
עמוד 317 - ANIMULA ! vagula, blandula, Hospes, comesque, corporis, Quae nunc abibis in- loca — Pallidula, rigida, nudula, Nee, ut soles, dabis jocos...
עמוד 90 - He disguised his new despotism, under names familiar and allowed by that constitution which he had destroyed. He claimed to himself the title of emperor, to preserve authority over the army ; he caused himself to be created tribune, to manage the people ; and prince of the senate, to govern that body. After he had fixed himself in the government, he long hesitated whether he should restore to Rome its liberty, or retain his present situation.
עמוד 178 - ... the notorious Messalina, his wife. § The stupidity of Claudius was such, that he was alike indifferent, whatever was done, and often was he so operated upon by his fears, that he would consent to any act however unjust. His own family on one pretence or another was almost exterminated, and great numbers of others fell a sacrifice to the jealousy of .Messalina and her minions, who ruled him at will. The historian, Suetonius, assures us, that there were no less than thirty-five Senators and above...
עמוד 155 - Caligula, adorned with all the magnificence of eastern royalty, attended by the great officers of the army, and all the nobility of Rome, entered at one end of the bridge, and with ridiculous importance rode to the other. At night...
עמוד 354 - The conduct of Severus, an African by birth, was very different. Being proclaimed by his army, he began by promising to revenge the death of Pertinax, and took upon him his name. He next secured the fidelity of all the strong places in his province, and then resolved, with the utmost expedition, to march with his whole force directly to Rome.
עמוד 136 - He began to grow weary of single executions, and gave orders that all the accused should be put to death together, without further examination. The whole city was, in consequence, filled with slaughter and mourning. 10. When one Carnu'lius killed himself, to avoid the torture,
עמוד 402 - He therefore seemed to suffer their importunities, as if through constraint; and, in the mean time, made professions to Philip, that he had unwillingly assumed the title of emperor, the better to secure it to the rightful possessor ; adding, that he only looked for a convenient opportunity of giving up his pretensions and title together. Philip, however, knew mankind too well to...
עמוד 295 - Upon giving the prefect of the prztorian bands the sword, according to custom, he made use of this remarkable expression : " Take this " sword, and use it ; — if I have merit, for me ;

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