Athenian Letters: Or, the Epistolary Correspondence of an Agent of the King of Persia, Residing at Athens During the Peloponnesian War. Containing the History of the Times, in Dispatches to the Ministers of State at the Persian Court. Besides Letters on Various Subjects Between Him and His Friends. ...

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John Archer, 1792

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Page 1 - Athenian Letters, or the Epistolary Correspondence of an Agent of the King of Persia, residing at Athens during the Peloponnesian War.
Page 525 - Solids, are incomparably harder than any porous Bodies compounded of them ; even fo very hard, as never to wear or break in pieces ; no ordinary Power being able to divide what God himfelf made one in the firft Creation. While...
Page 408 - I fay the foul could never do, unlefe poflefTed of a divine fpirit, whereby it gains the knowledge of fo many great things. And therefore, Axiochus, you will not be changed to a ftate of death or annihilation, but of immortality ; nor will your delights be taken from you, but you will enjoy them more perfectly ; nor will your pleafures have any tinúture of this mortal body, but be free from every kind of pain.
Page 466 - ... being diverfe one from another ; and royal wine in abundance, according to the ftate of the king.
Page 408 - ... nor old age. You will enjoy a ftate of tranquillity, and freedom from evil, a ftate perpetually ferene and eafy; Axioch. You have drawn me over, Socrates, to your opinion by your difcourfe ; I am now no longer fearful of death, but ambitious of it, and impatient for it : my mind is trafifported into fublime thoughts, and I run the eternal and divine circle. I have difengaged friyfelf ffom my former weaknefs, and am now become a new man.
Page 148 - Amphictyonic tribunal, wisely thinking, that the public defence and public religion should be matters of a general concern to the Grecians, however divided on subjects of less importance. Acrisius who reigned several years after at Argos, is reported...
Page 439 - when with his dying hand he gave me his daughter. Her figure, her air, her voice, all express that graceful ease and engaging softness which run through her whole character. But the...
Page 160 - ... a station before the King in battle/ The statues of the gods are all in armour, to intimate that the people place their confidence in military force. Their sacrifices are made with uncommon frugality, because they imagine the Deity is more moved by the sincerity than the incense of the worshipper. The only prayer they offer up at the altar is, that they may receive good things for their good actions.
Page 525 - Creator, and ever fince by the power of na" turc, who, by virtue of the command, Increafe and multiply, became a complete imitator of " the copies fet her by the Protoplaft. Thus perhaps may all things be originated from
Page 139 - Let us not imagine, my dear CLEANDER, that a young man, who comes into the world with fuch difpofitions, comes into it too early.

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