The Works of Thomas Gray in Prose and Verse: Notes on Aristophanes and Plato

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H. Gregory, 1885

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Page 217 - ... not under their senses, they were fain to borrow words from ordinary known ideas of sensation, by that means to make others the more easily to conceive those operations they experimented in themselves, which made no outward sensible appearances...
Page 269 - Druids held the immortality of the soul, and a state of future rewards and punishments...
Page 127 - Happiness and misery are the names of two extremes, the utmost bounds whereof we know not; it is what 'eye hath not seen, ear not heard, nor hath it entered into the heart of man to conceive'.
Page 127 - ... in its natural state. But yet excess of cold as well as heat pains us, because it is equally destructive to that temper which is necessary to the preservation of life, and the exercise of the several functions of the body, and which consists in a moderate degree of warmth ; or, if you please, a motion of the insensible parts of our bodies, confined within certain bounds.
Page 212 - who are possessed of this faculty,' (that is, of fetching a voice from the belly or stomach) 'can manage their voice in so wonderful a manner that it shall seem to come from what part they please, not of themselves only, but of any other person in the company, or even from the bottom of a well, down a chimney, from below stairs, &c. &c. of which I myself have been witness.
Page 121 - He proves, that valour must have good sense for its basis ; that it consists in the knowledge of what is and what is not to be feared...
Page 111 - ... of the soul's mortality, than from any thing in the piece itself unlike the manner or the tenets of the philosopher, to whom it has always been ascribed. The whole course of antiquity has regarded it as one of his principal works ; and what seems decisive, Aristotle himself cites it as a work of his master.
Page 130 - ... in itself good, and what is apt to produce any degree of pain be evil, yet it often happens that we do not call it so when it comes in competition with a greater of its sort; because when they come in competition, the degrees also of pleasure and pain have justly a preference. So that if we will rightly estimate what we call "good
Page 72 - A man of warmth and eagerness of temper ; 3 he was a friend to the liberties of the people ; he fled to and returned with Thrasybulus ; he died before Socrates's trial ; for he is mentioned in Socrates's Apology, as then dead, and in the Gorgias, as then living : his death must therefore have happened between Ol. 93. 4. and Ol. 95. 1. He consulted the Delphian oracle to know if any man were wiser than Socrates.

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