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Page 35 - I pass away most of the Days of my Life, and most of the Hours of the Day.
Page 256 - But such a companion should be chosen and acquired from your first setting out. There can be no pleasure to me without communication: there is not so much as a sprightly thought comes into my mind, that it does not grieve me to have produced alone, and that I have no one to communicate it to.
Page 132 - Frigidus in Venerem senior, frustraque laborem Ingratum trahit ; et, si quando ad proelia ventum est, Ut quondam in stipulis magnus sine viribus ignis, Incassum furit.
Page 320 - Nor is the profit small, the peasant makes, Who smooths with harrows, or who pounds with rakes, The crumbling clods: nor Ceres, from on high, Regards his...
Page 125 - quando artibus' inquit 'honestis nullus in urbe locus, nulla emolumenta laborum, res hodie minor est here quam fuit atque eadem eras deteret exiguis aliquid, proponimus illuc ire, fatigatas ubi Daedalus exuit alas, 25 dum nova canities, dum prima et recta senectus, dum superest Lachesi quod torqueat et pedibus me porto meis nullo dextram subeunte bacillo...
Page 239 - Tis the supreme quality of a woman, which a man ought to seek before any other, as the only dowry that must ruin or preserve our houses. Let men say what they will according to the experience I have learned, I require in married women the economical virtue above all other virtues...
Page 365 - nature," "pleasure," "circle," "substitution." The question is one of words, and is answered in the same way. "A stone is a body." But if you pressed on: "And what is a body?"— "Substance."— "And what is substance?
Page 268 - ... fortuitous, and introduced for want of heed. Tis the indiligent reader who loses my subject, and not I; there will always be found some words or other in a corner, that is to the purpose, though it lie very close.