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Page 42 - I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill ; but time and chance happeneth to them all.
Page 45 - Let not him that girdeth on his harness boast himself as he that putteth it off.
Page 19 - The dreams of sleeping men are, as I take it, all made up of the waking man's ideas; though for the most part oddly put together.
Page 43 - It may, indeed, be no less dangerous to claim, on certain occasions, too little than too much. There is something captivating in spirit and intrepidity, to which we often yield, as to a resistless power; nor can he reasonably expect the confidence of others, who too apparently distrusts himself.
Page 31 - I have had an opportunity to make, there seems to be nearly as much resemblance between the annals of England and Japan, as between the European and Asiatic relations of the same empire.
Page 228 - Behold, the Lord's hand is not shortened, that it cannot save ; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear : but your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.
Page 266 - When anything that has been said or thought by another is quoted as such, not as an idea of the writer, and yet not in the words of the speaker, but in narration, ie in oral tone obliqua, the optative is frequently used, and without av.
Page 31 - Persian empire to overwhelm the states of Greece. Minutely attentive as the Persian historians are to their numerous wars with the kings of Turan or Scythia ; and recording, with the same impartiality, whatever might tarnish as well as aggrandize the reputation of their country, we can with little pretence to reason suppose, that they should have been silent on events of such magnitude, had any records remained of their existence, or the faintest tradition commemorated their consequences.
Page 31 - Those famous invasions have therefore an appearance of being simply the movements of the governors of Asia Minor, to regulate or enforce a tribute which the Greeks might frequently be willing to neglect. Marathon, Salamis, and other celebrated battles, may indeed have been real events, but 'numerous as the sands on the shore...