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Página 148 - ... of my old age. I cannot, indeed, forbear admiring their courage and felicity, in sacrificing to their country's welfare a life, of which they would one day have been deprived by the common course of nature : but then I cannot but be strongly affected with the cruel wound which their death has made in my heart, nor forbear hating and detesting the Athenians, the authors of this unhappy war, as the murderers of my children ; but, however, I cannot conceal one circumstance, which is, that I am less...
Página 123 - ... darts of philosophy, those salutary darts which strike to the very heart, and leave in it the strongest incitements to virtue and solid glory.
Página 103 - Both the attack and defence were now more vigorous than ever. The courage of the combatants increased with the danger; and each side, animated by the most powerful motives, fought like lions. Wherever the battering-rams had beat down any part of the...
Página 54 - Miltiades, however, declared for the contrary opinion, and shewed that the only means to exalt the courage of their own troops, and to strike a terror into those of the enemy, was to advance boldly towards them with an air of confidence and desperate intrepidity.
Página 105 - ... me cross the Hellespont boldly; and assured me that God would march at the head of my army, and give me the victory over that of the Persians.
Página 187 - I honour and love you ; but I shall choose rather to obey God than you, and to my latest breath shall never renounce my philosophy, nor cease to exhort and reprove you, according to my custom, by telling- each of you, when you come in my way, My good friend and citizen of the most famous city in the world for wisdom and...
Página 125 - ... he was resolved not only to be called, but to be believed, the son of Jupiter ; as if it had been possible for him to command as absolutely over the mind as over the tongue, and that the Macedonians would condescend to fall prostrate and adore him, after the Persian manner.
Página 48 - If they are prevailed on to embrace these overtures, we shall effectuate our great purpose, and act with a dignity worthy of our state ; but should it happen that we are not so successful, whatever misfortunes they may suffer, to themselves they shall be imputed ; while your conduct shall appear in no one instance inconsistent with the honour and renown of Athens.