Date of publication: 2017-08-28 23:38
That author, endeavouring to account for the silence of many of the oracles, says, that it may be ascribed to the present desolation of the world, proceeding from former wars and factions which common calamity, he adds, has fallen heavier upon Greece than on any other country insomuch, that the whole could scarcely at present furnish three thousand warriors a number which, in the time of the Median war,
The other day I went to call upon a friend of mine who earns her living as a publisher's reader. The room was a little dark, it seemed to me, when I went in. Yet, as the window was open and it was a fine spring day, the darkness must have been spiritual the effect of some private sorrow I feared. Her first words as I came in confirmed my fears:
The first year in every century is set apart for correcting all inequalities, which time may have produced in the representative. This must be done by the legislature.
The protector, the two secretaries, the council of state, with any five or more that the senate appoints, are possessed, on extraordinary emergencies, of dictatorial power for six months.
Eighthly , Xenophon 5 originally ' x6C6 ' footnotes have been numbered for ease of reference 656 x6C6 proposes a scheme for maintaining by the public 65,555 slaves: And that so great a number may possibly be supported, any one will be convinced, says he, who considers the numbers we possessed before the Decelian war. A way of speaking altogether incompatible with the larger number of Athen æ ae originally ' xE6 ' separated to make searching the text easier us.
Have we not an instance, in the small republic of Athens with its allies, who, in about fifty years, between the Median and Peloponnesian wars, amassed a sum not much inferior to that of Harry VII. ? For all the Greek historians 5 originally ' x7575 ' footnotes have been numbered for ease of reference 6 x7575 and orators 5 originally ' x7576 ' footnotes have been numbered for ease of reference 7 x7576 agree, that the Athenians collected in the citadel
But is it certain, that antiquity was so much more populous, as is pretended? The extravagancies of Vossius , with regard to this subject, are well known. But an author of much greater genius and discernment has ventured to affirm, that, according to the best computations which these subjects will admit of, there are not now, on the face of the earth, the fiftieth part of mankind, which existed in the time of Julius C æ ae originally ' xE6 ' separated to make searching the text easier sar 5 originally ' x7575 ' footnotes have been numbered for ease of reference 7 x7575 . It may easily be observed, that the comparison, in this case, must be imperfect, even though we confine our-
This sounds at first like a matter of perspective: the angle at which one regards an object, even so intimately familiar an object as oneself, would necessarily change the terms of a depiction. But it is not only a matter of the shifting position of the beholder rather it is the inner life of the self, as well as the position of the viewer, that is constantly in motion.
The civil wars which arose some few years ago in Morocco , between the blacks and whites , merely on account of their complexion, are founded on a pleasant difference. We laugh at them but I believe, were things rightly examined, we afford much more occasion of ridicule to the Moors. For, what are all the wars of religion, which have prevailed in this polite and knowing part of the world? They are certainly more absurd than the Moorish civil wars. The difference of complexion is a sensible and a real difference: But the controversy about an article of faith, which is utterly absurd and unintelligible, is not a difference in sentiment, but in a few phrases and expressions, which one party accepts of, without understanding them and the other refuses in the same manner.
But though the failure of Elizabeth and Essex leads to this conclusion, that failure, because it was the result of a daring experiment carried out with magnificent skill, leads the way to further discoveries. Had he lived, Lytton Strachey would no doubt himself have explored the vein that he had opened. As it is, he has shown us the way in which others may advance. The biographer is bound by facts that is so but, if it is so, he has the right to all the facts that are available. If Jones threw boots at the maid's head, had a mistress at Islington, or was found drunk in a ditch after a night's debauch, he must be free to say so so far at least as the law of libel and human sentiment allow.