The Letters of Marcus Tullius Cicero to Several of His Friends, 第 2 卷


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第 269 頁 - ... it; you may see many a smart rhetorician turning his hat in his hands, moulding it into several different cocks, examining sometimes the lining of it, and sometimes the button, during the whole course of his harangue. A deaf man would think he was cheapening a beaver, when perhaps he is talking of the fate of the British nation.
第 259 頁 - CEnomanus, puts me in mind of the modern method of introducing at the end of these graver dramatic pieces the buffoon humour of our low Mimes, instead of the more delicate burlesque of the old Atellan Farces^.
第 91 頁 - Italy are assigned to our respective protections ; and Capua is the department I have taken for mine. I thought it proper to give you this general information of public affairs, to which I will only add my request, that you would take care of your health, and write to me by every opportunity. Again and again I bid you farewell.
第 78 頁 - Mescinius ; for he is a good-natured man, and seems to have conceived a friendship for you. The care of your voyage indeed is the next thing I would recommend to you, after that of your health. However, I would now by no means have you hurry yourself; as my single concern is for your recovery. Be assured, my dear Tiro, that all my friends are yours ; and consequently, as your health is of the greatest importance to me as well as to yourself, there are numbers who are solicitous for its preservation....
第 230 頁 - Republic; and being also the constant farmers of all the revenues of the empire, had a great part of the inferior people dependent upon them. Cicero imagined, that the united weight of these two...
第 279 頁 - ... of a less intellectual kind. I have sufficiently indeed paid the tribute of sorrow to my unhappy country : the miseries whereof I have longer and more bitterly lamented, than ever tender mother bewailed the loss of her only son. Let me desire you, as you would secure your magazine of provisions from falling into my hands, to take care of your health : for I have most unmercifully resolved that no pretence of indisposition shall preserve your larder from my depredations. Farewell.
第 101 頁 - ... in that point? But be that as it will, you cannot, I think, as affairs are now situated, be more commodiously placed, than either with me or at some of our farms in this district: supposing, I mean, that I should be able to maintain my present post. I must add likewise, that a short time, 'tis to be feared, will produce a great scarcity in Rome.
第 52 頁 - I can poflibly receive. I acquainted you in my former letter, with the particular motives which induced me to be defirous (for I will not call it ambitious) of a triumph : and if the reafons I there afligned will not, in your opinion, juftify a warm purfuit of that honour ; they muft prove at leaft that I ought not to refufe it, if the fenate fhould make me the offer. And I hope that aflembly, in confideration of my fervices in this province, will not think me undeferving of a reward fo ufually conferred....
第 207 頁 - Am indebted to you for two Letters dated from Corcyra. You congratulate me in one of them on the Account you have Received, that I flill preferve my former Authority in the Commonwealth: and wifh me Joy in the other of my late Marriage.
第 214 頁 - ... indeed they are fo numerous. and fo fevere, that it is a folly to expect any thing will be fufficient for that purpofe. Neverthelefs there are fome inftances, perhaps, in which we may prove of mutual affiftance to each other.