Comedies of Plautus, Zväzok 1

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T. Becket and P.A. De Hondt, 1769
 

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Strana 94 - Where either I must live, or bear no life; The fountain from the which my current runs, Or else dries up ; to be discarded thence...
Strana 257 - Of every hearer; for it so falls out, That what we have we prize not to the worth, Whiles we enjoy it; but being lack'd and lost, Why, then we rack the value; then we find The virtue, that possession would not show us, Whiles it was ours...
Strana 10 - It began with Jupiter's falling in love out of a peep-hole in the clouds, and ended with the birth of Hercules.
Strana 10 - I could not easily pardon the liberty the poet has taken of larding his play with, not only indecent expressions, but such gross words, as I don't think our mob would suffer from a mountebank.
Strana 43 - Be with yon soldier present, as if absent. All night and day love me : still long for me : Dream, ponder still " on " me : wish, hope for me, Delight in me : be all in all with me : Give your whole heart, for mine's all yours, to me.
Strana 7 - Having translated, call'd COMMORIENTES. In the beginning of the Grecian play There is a youth, who rends a girl perforce From a procurer : and this incident, Untouch'd by Plautus, render'd word for word, Has our bard interwoven with his Brothers — The new piece which we represent to-day. Say then if this be theft, or honest use Of what remained unoccupied.
Strana 80 - Of ev'ry thing ; but arc not. These I follow ; Not for their sport and laughter, but for gain To laugh with them, and wonder at their parts : Whate'er they say, I praise it; if again They contradict, I praise that too : does any Deny ? I too deny : affirm ? I too Affirm : and in a word, I've brought myself To say, unsay, swear, and forswear, at pleasure: And that is now the best of all professions.
Strana 281 - For when my father is informed of this, And learns how well your heart has been inclin'd Both to his son and to himself, he'll never Prove such a niggard, but in gratitude He will reward you with your liberty ; And I, if I return, with all my power Will urge him the more readily to do it. For by your aid, your courtesy, your courage, Wisdom and prudence, you have been the means Of my return to...

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