Plutarch's Lives, tr. by J. and W. Langhorne

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Page 108 - By unchaste looks, loose gestures, and foul talk ; But most by lewd and lavish act of sin, Lets in defilement to the inward parts, The soul grows clotted by contagion, Imbodies, and imbrutes, till she quite lose The divine property of her first being. Such are those thick and gloomy shadows damp, Oft seen in charnel vaults and sepulchres Lingering and sitting by a new-made grave, As loth to leave the body that it loved, And link'd itself by carnal sensuality To a degenerate and degraded state.
Page 141 - There were fifteen persons to a table, or a few more or less. Each of them was obliged to bring in monthly a bushel of meal, eight gallons of wine, five pounds of cheese, two pounds and a half of figs, and a little money to buy flesh and fish. If any of them happened to offer a sacrifice of first fruits...
Page 145 - ... possible care of them. He ordered the virgins to exercise themselves in running, wrestling, and throwing quoits and darts ; that their bodies being strong and vigorous, the children afterwards produced from them might be the same ; and that, thus fortified by exercise, they might the better support the pangs of childbirth, and be delivered with safety.
Page 63 - Then the chief captain came near, and took him, and commanded him to be bound with two chains; and demanded who he was, and what he had done?
Page 18 - And the LORD spake unto Moses face to face, as a man speaketh unto his friend.
Page 136 - Such a provision they thought sufficient for health and a good habit of body, and they wanted nothing more. A story goes of our legislator, that some time after, returning from a journey through the fields just reaped, and seeing the shocks standing parallel and equal, he smiled, and said to some that were by, ' How like is Laconia to an estate newly divided among many brothers!
Page 157 - How shall we best guard against the invasion of an enemy ?" By continuing poor, and not desiring in your possessions to be one above another. And to the question, whether they should enclose Sparta with walls, That city is well fortified, which has a wall of men instead of brick.
Page 285 - From the bleak pole no winds inclement blow, Mould the round hail, or flake the fleecy snow; But from the breezy deep the blest inhale The fragrant murmurs of the western gale.
Page 171 - The governors of the youth ordered the shrewdest of them from time to time to disperse themselves in the country, provided only with daggers and some necessary provisions. In the...
Page 155 - The Iren, reposing himself after supper, used to order one of the boys to sing a song; to another he put some question which required a judicious answer: for example, Who was the best man in the city? or, What he thought of such an action?

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