Hence in Plato’s Gorgias it is said that the art of the Sophists is a greater gift than any other; they could convince the people, the senate, the judges, of what they liked. The advocate has similarly to inquire what arguments there are in favour of the party which claims his help, even if it be the opposite one to that which he wished to support.
Diderot.—The Paradox of Acting. Translated, with Annotations, from Diderot’s “Le Paradoxe sur le Comédien,” by Walter Herries Pollock. But they finally gave way, and a land tax of four shillings in the pound was carried. This dog being puzzled how to get the oil that was in the bottom of a jar, which he could not reach with his tongue by reason of the narrow mouth of the vessel, went and fetched stones and let them fall into the jar till he made the oil rise so high that he could reach it. To relieve myself a little from the fatigue of continual conversation, I desired Father La Combe to allow me a retreat. Sir John had contrived, after being taken, to write a letter to his wife, by one Webber who was with him, in which he declared that all was now over unless she could get her relatives, the Howards, to intercede for him.
The hopeless and hideous bloodshed and wickedness of Algiers and Turkestan was stopped, and could only be stopped, when civilized nations in the shape of Russia and France took possession of them. Those standing behind noticed what a speaker omitted to say and hastened to supply it. The church of Rome was undoubtedly the first and most populous of the empire; and we are possessed of an authentic record which attests the state of religion in that city about the middle of the third century, and after a peace of thirty-eight years. The government of Ramses made vain attempts to stop their depredations. On the other hand, the Presbyterians, backed by the Scots, were bent on establishing a religious despotism.
‘Tis for good and useful writings to rivet it to them, and its reputation will go according to the fortune of our state. The surrender here meant is nothing more than delivering up a citizen or subject to the power of another state to decide upon his punishment. Her face shone with rapturous joy. Prince Bagratión, having reached the highest point of our right flank, began riding downhill to where the roll of musketry was heard but where on account of the smoke nothing could be seen. Immediately after the reduction of Arkansas Post and the capture of the garrison, McClernand returned with his entire force to Napoleon, at the mouth of the Arkansas River.
The Senate of Rome, we are informed by Sallust, judged very properly in passing a decree, that no treaty could be made without their consent and that of the people. Pour l’ordinaire la fortune nous vend bien chèrement, ce qu’on croit qu’elle nous donne—Fortune usually sells us very dear what we fancy she is giving us. The decemvirs named by Lysander, like the decemvir Appius Claudius at Rome, would find themselves armed with power to satiate their lusts as well as their antipathies, and would not be more likely to set bounds to the former than to the latter. The other generals followed his example, then the officers, and after them with excited faces, pressing on one another, crowding, panting, and pushing, scrambled the soldiers and militiamen. The ministerial conduct on the case of Wilkes and upon the events arising therefrom, joined with their ill-advised manoeuvres on behalf of their own chosen candidates, produced a marked effect on the constituencies elsewhere, and, as Horace Walpole writes to his friend, Sir H.
On the 1st day of June an attack was made at five P.M. After this the contest regarding the mode of trial of the impeached nobles was renewed with unabated acrimony.