A Review of Lord Brougham's Translation of the Oration of Demosthenes on the Crown

Whittaker Company, 1840 - 167 páginas

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Página 108 - There, while they acted and overacted, among other young scholars, I was a spectator; they thought themselves gallant men, and I thought them fools; they made sport, and I laughed; they mispronounced, and I misliked; and, to make up the Atticism, they were out, and I hissed.
Página 101 - Of no distemper, of no blast he died, But fell like autumn fruit that mellowed long; Even wondered at, because he dropt no sooner. Fate seemed to wind him up for fourscore years ; Yet freshly ran he on ten winters more : Till, like a clock worn out with eating time, The wheels of weary life at last stood still.
Página 89 - For your old and standard pieces, valued, and approved, and tried, Here among the Grecian nations, and in all the world beside...
Página 133 - This should have been a noble creature: he Hath all the energy which would have made A goodly frame of glorious elements, Had they been wisely mingled; as it is, It is an awful chaos — light and darkness, And mind and dust, and passions and pure thoughts, Mix'd, and contending without end or order, All dormant or destructive.
Página 104 - It is not true that you have done wrong, Men of Athens! in fighting the battle of all Greece for her freedom and salvation! No! By your forefathers, who for that cause rushed upon destruction at Marathon, and by those who stood in battle array at Plataea, and those who fought the sea-fight at Salamis, and by the warriors of Artemisium, and by all the others who now repose In the Sepulchres of the Nation...
Página 90 - Philip marched, and carried the day by his arms. Do you, then, exact this of me, and are you not ashamed, at the moment you are upbraiding me for weakness, to require that I should defy him single-handed, and by force of words alone ! For what other weapons had I? Certainly not the lives of men, nor the fortune of warriors, nor the military operations of which you are so blundering as to demand an account at my hands.
Página 94 - Consider and reflect upon this — If, with the Thebans on our side, we were destined so to fare in the contest, what was to be expected, if we had never had them for allies, but they had joined Philip, as he used every effort of persuasion to make them do ? And if, when the battle was fought three days...
Página 124 - Never was I seen going about the streets elated and exulting when the enemy was victorious ; stretching out my hand, and congratulating such as I thought would tell it elsewhere, but hearing with alarm any success of our own armies, moaning and bent to the earth, like...
Página 80 - It was evening. A messenger came to acquaint the Prytanes that Elatea was taken ; whereupon, some of them, instantly starting from the table at which they were sitting, cleared the booths in the Forum, and set fire to their wicker coverings ; others summoned the commanding officers, and ordered the alarum to be sounded. The city was filled with consternation.
Página 19 - Let me begin, men of Athens, by imploring of all the heavenly powers, that the same kindly sentiments which I have, throughout my public life, cherished towards this country and each...

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