The Letters of Marcus Tullius Cicero to Several of His Friends, Tập 1

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Lackington, Allen, 1814
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Trang 117 - With pleasure seen, but boarded at our peril ; Here, on a single plank, thrown safe ashore, I hear the tumult of the distant throng, As that of seas remote, or dying storms ! And meditate on scenes more silent still ; Pursue my theme, and fight the fear of death. Here, like a shepherd gazing from his hut, Touching his reed, or leaning on his staff...
Trang 119 - Cicero was obliged to /Esopus, as it was by the advantage of his precepts and example that he laid the foundation of his oratorical fame, and improved himself in the art of elocution. The high value which the Romans set upon the talents of this pathetic -actor appears by the immense estate which he acquired in his profession : he died worth nearly 200,lXKM.
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