I.]—The remembrance of a farewell, of the particular grace of an action, of a last recommendation, afflict us.
Think of the Governor of New York now submitting such a bill for such an entertainment of the French Ambassador and the President of the United States! Falstaff’s views of the proper proportion between sack and bread are borne out by the proportion between the number of bowls of punch and bottles of port, Madeira, and beer consumed, and the “coffee for eight gentlemen”—apparently the only ones who lasted through to that stage of the dinner. XXXII. Soon after this, while Timoleon was campaigning in the Leontine country, he took Hiketes alive, with his son Eupolemus, and Euthymus, the commander of his cavalry. Suggestio falsi—Suggestion of what is false. Virtus requiei nescia sordidæ—Virtue which knows no mean repose. I was told of terrors of Hell which I imagined was intended to intimidate me as I was exceedingly lively, and full of a little petulant vivacity which they called wit.
One position which as Governor (and as President) I consistently took, seems to me to represent what ought to be a fundamental principle in American legislative work. If we can prefer personal merit to accidental greatness, we shall esteem the birth of Tacitus more truly noble than that of kings. “But I have had a lucky escape this time,” he added, pointing to the damaged plaster of the wall. Tacitus, Annal., ii. These persuasions quieted the king for a time, till he was informed of the practise which the duke of Glocester had contriued (as the fame went amongst diuerse persons) to imprison the king.
From what has been said, it can now be seen what philosophic systems can come before us.