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And as for a life deliberately devoted to pleasure as an end—why, the greatest happiness is the happiness that comes as a by-product of striving to do what must be done, even though sorrow is met in the doing.

The hussars did not look round, but at the sound of each shot, as at the word of command, the whole squadron with its rows of faces so alike yet so different, holding its breath while the ball flew past, rose in the stirrups and sank back again. 25 But the tranquil life of Antoninus …

In the middle of the City, she built a Temple to Jupiter, whom the Babylonians call Belus (as we have before said) of which since Writers differ amongst themselves, and the Work is now wholly decay’d through length of Time, there’s nothing that can certainly be related concerning it: Yet it’s apparent it was of an exceeding great height, and that by the advantage of it, the Chaldean Astrologers exactly observ’d the setting and rising of the Stars.

The treachery which he had experienced disposed that unhappy prince to distrust the most sincere of his friends and adherents. Bit-Imbi was again taken, then the Rashi country and the city of Khamanu with its territory, a conquest which the Assyrians thought important enough to be perpetuated in a relief. The assaults of a frustrate …

My endeavors, in conjunction with the Chief Ecclesiastical Councilor, the General Superintendent, and so on, to find means of effecting this union, were most earnest.

It was scarcely possible that the eyes of contemporaries should discover in the public felicity the latent causes of decay and corruption. Camillus, as we may easily imagine, entered the city in a triumph, as the saviour of his lost country, and the restorer of Rome to itself; for as he drove into the city …

“Why, the wounded! It’s impossible, Mamma.

His small, deep-set eyes always twinkled and looked out straight. The revelations of things to come are also very dangerous. To this Klearchus replied,–“I am aware of all that you say. It seemed to Daniel irksome and improper to be in a room at all, but to have anything to do with a young lady …