Dictionary of Latin Quotations, Proverbs, Maxims, and Mottos, Classical and Mediaeval: Including Law Terms and Phrases. With a Selection of Greek Quotations

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Bell & Daldy, 1866 - Quotations, Greek - 556 pages

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If you are looking for a big book of Latin proverbs and quotations accompanied by ENGLISH TRANSLATIONS, then Riley's book is one that I would highly recommend! It also contains around 500 Greek quotations in an appendix at the end of the book. The Latin is marked with a number of short marks and long marks over any potentially ambiguous vowels (vowels not already long by position in words of three syllables or more) to aid in pronunciation. Riley's book is over 500 pages long, and a fun read from start to finish, all the way from A bove maiori discit arare minor to Zonam perdidit. 

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Page 103 - But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.
Page 181 - Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer : and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him.
Page 273 - I do not love thee, Doctor Fell, The reason why I cannot tell ; But this alone I know full well, I do not love thee, Doctor Fell.* 1 Sec Proverbial Expressions.
Page 224 - And lately had he learn'd with truth to deem Love has no gift so grateful as his wings : How fair, how young, how soft soe'er he seem. Full from the fount of Joy's delicious springs Some bitter o'er the flowers its bubbling venom flings.
Page 15 - Pride, our error lies; All quit their sphere, and rush into the skies. Pride still is aiming at the blest abodes, Men would be Angels, Angels would be Gods. Aspiring to be Gods, if Angels fell, Aspiring to be Angels, Men rebel: And who but wishes to invert the laws Of Order, sins against th
Page 10 - The devil was sick, the devil a monk would be ; The devil was well, the devil a monk was he.
Page 163 - Grace was in all her steps. Heaven in her eye, In every gesture dignity and love.
Page 434 - Lie heavy on him, earth, for he Laid many a heavy load on thee.
Page 294 - Great wits are sure to madness near allied; And thin partitions do their bounds divide: Else why should he, with wealth and honour blest, Refuse his age the needful hours of rest?
Page 487 - Nature is true and not a lie. No lie you can speak or act but it will come, after longer or shorter circulation, like a Bill drawn on Nature's Reality, and be presented there for payment, — with the answer, No effects.

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