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Page 126 - Greek legend, a monster with the head of a lion, the body of a goat, and the tail of a dragon.
Page 124 - I recollect to have heard of I am not certain that I did not see a Letter from Lord Holland on the subject of the execution of Ney ! in which he accused me of having permitted that he should be executed because I had not been able to get the better of Him in the field in some affair in Portugal. There was no foundation for the supposition that such motive could exist ! There was no such affair ! Lord Holland never reproached me to my face upon the subject ! although I sat long in Park.
Page 492 - House, and ordered to go with some other persons, whom they named, to seize one Leon, a man of rank and fortune, whom they determined to put out of the way, that they might enjoy his estate. This commission Socrates positively refused. " I will not willingly," said he,
Page 486 - He faid that it was folely with this view he made the peace with Sparta, and accepted the office of one of the thirty : that he had never oppofed their...
Page 327 - ... was previoufly fet up in fome public place, that every man might know what bufinefs to apply his thoughts to. The Proedri were nine in number, appointed by lots out of all the tribes to which the Prytanes did not belong : they had the right of propofing to the people what they were to deliberate upon, and their office ended with the auembly.
Page 285 - By the latter invention they providfd againft the too great power of a fingle perfon, as by the former they took away all apprehenfion of the archons having time to eftablim themfelves, fo as to change the conftitution.
Page 467 - ... of Alcibiades, to ruin the mighty interest, which his birth, fortune, and accomplishments had gained him in Athens : to effect their purpose, they also reported that he had entered into a conspiracy to betray the city to the Lacedemonians, and that he had persuaded the Argives to undertake something to their prejudice. It was therefore determined to put him to death on his return ; but it being apprehended, that the attempt to arrest him in sight of the army might produce commotions, those who...
Page 521 - I am yet alive, arise up and depart out of this sacred place; though Antipater and the Macedonians have not left so much as thy temple unpolluted." After he had thus spoken and desired to be held up, because already he began to tremble and stagger, as he was going forward, and passing by the altar, he fell down, and with a groan gave up the ghost.
Page 97 - Ariantes is said to have ordered all his soldiers to appear before him at a set time, and every one, to throw, the tip of an arrow into a common heap, which amounted to so great a bulk, that he caused it to be melted down and cast into a large vessel as a monument of the transaction. Some other kings of this country are noticed by historians ; but, as nothing satisfactory is recorded of their actions, we shall pass them over in silence, and hasten to the reign of...