Pinnock's improved edition of dr. Goldsmith's History of Greece, abridged for the use of schools. Together with a short dictionary, explaining every difficulty, also questions for examination


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Page 274 - ... striking or vexing him ; and when he perceived that his fire was cooled, that he was no longer so furious and violent, and wanted only to move forward, he gave him the rein, and spurring him with great vigour, animated him with his voice to his full speed. While this was doing, Philip and his whole court trembled for fear, and did not once open their lips ; but when the prince, after having run his first heat, returned with joy and pride at...
Page 186 - Melitus : for, if I should influence you by my prayers, and thereby induce you to, violate your oaths, it would be undeniably evident, that I teach you not to believe in the gods; and even in defending and justifying myself, should furnish my adversaries with arms against me, and prove that I believe no divinity. But I am very far from such...
Page 304 - ... going to fall alive into the hands of his enemies, leaped down, and mounted another chariot, The rest, observing this, fled as fast as possible, and throwing down their arms, made the best of their way. Alexander had received a slight wound in his thigh, but happily it was not attended with ill consequences.
Page 183 - I incessantly urge to you, that virtue does not proceed from riches, but on the contrary, riches from virtue ; and that all the other goods of human life, as well public as private, have their source in the same principle. If to speak in this manner be to corrupt youth, I confess, Athenians, that I am guilty, and deserve to be punished.
Page 155 - ... doubtful, but followed the better cause : The tyrants were overthrown ; Critias was killed upon the spot ; and, as the rest of the army were taking to flight, Thrasybulus cried out, " Wherefore do you fly from me as from a victor, rather than assist me as the avenger of your liberty ? We are not enemies, but fellow-citizens, nor have we declared war against the city, but against the thirty tyrants.
Page 328 - Grecians, than all the generals who had fought for them both by sea and land." All the guests applauded the discourse ; when immediately the king rose from table, his head being crowned with flowers, and taking a torch in his hand, he advanced forward to execute this mighty exploit.
Page 91 - Persia, it at last broke like a flood upon Athens '. This pestilence baffled the utmost efforts of art ; the most robust constitutions were unable to withstand its attacks ; no skill could obviate, nor any remedy dispel the infection.
Page 185 - I am reproached with abject fear and meanness of spirit, for being so busy in imparting my advice to every one in private, and for having always avoided to be present in your assemblies, to give my counsels to my country. I think I have sufficiently proved my courage and fortitude, both in the field, where I have borne arms with you, and in the senate...
Page 183 - ... prove either good or bad, neither the virtues of the one, nor the vices of the other, to which I have not contributed, are to be ascribed to me. My whole employment is to...
Page 207 - The Spartans fought with so much fury about the body, that at length they gained their point, and carried it off. Animated by so glorious an advantage, they...

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