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5 ページ - This bids to serve, and that to shun mankind ; Some place the bliss in action, some in ease ; Those call...
5 ページ - OH happiness ! our being's end and aim ! Good, pleasure, ease, content ? whate'er thy name : That something still which prompts th' eternal sigh, For which we bear to live, or dare to die, Which still so near us, yet beyond us lies, O'er-look'd, seen double, by the fool, and wise.
5 ページ - Obvious her goods, in no extreme they dwell; There needs but thinking right, and meaning well; And mourn our various portions as we please, Equal is common sense, and common ease. Remember, man...
22 ページ - which every tavern and tippling house (in the days of late anarchy and confusion among us ) presumed to stamp and utter for immediate exchange, as they were passable through the neighbourhood, which, though seldom reaching further than the next street or two, may happily in after times come to exercise and busy the learned critic what they should signifie and fill whole volumes with their conjectures.
16 ページ - Aphrodite, whose raiment falls waist-downward to her sandals on the sea, but whose pure breasts and forehead are unveiled. Nature is the first, chief element by which we are enabled to conceive the spirit of the Greeks. The key to their mythology is here. Here is the secret of their sympathies, the well-spring of their deepest thoughts, the primitive potentiality of all they have achieved in art. What is Apollo but the magic of the sun, whose soul is light? What is Aphrodite but the lovecharm of...
14 ページ - Typlion, which had three heads, that of a lion, of a goat, and a dragon, and continually vomited flames. The foreparts of its body were those of a lion, the middle was that of a goat, and the hinder parts were those of a dragon.
17 ページ - ONE OF THE FEW REMAINING MANUSCRIPTS WRITTEN IN THE HIEROGLYPHIC CHARACTERS USED BY THE NATIVES OF YUCATAN BEFORE THE DISCOVERY. The Numismatic and Antiquarian Society, Philadelphia, Pa. Proceedings, p. 15-27. W 1881 NOTES ON THE CODEX TROANO, AND MAYA CHRONOLOGY. American Naturalist, Salem, Mass. p. 719-724.
4 ページ - Bacchus in consequence of the use of the turpentine which flowed from it, and also of its cones, in making wine. The monuments of ancient art, however, most commonly exhibit, instead of the pine-apple, a bunch of vine or ivy leaves, with grapes or berries, arranged into the form of a cone".
3 ページ - ... while Antony in their songs was Bacchus, the Giver of Joy, and the Gentle. And so indeed he was to some, but to far more the Devourer and the Savage ; for he would deprive persons of worth and quality of their fortunes to gratify villains and flatterers, who would sometimes beg the estates of men yet living, pretending they were dead, and, obtaining a grant, take possession.