The Letters of Marcus Tullius Cicero to Several of His Friends, Volumen1

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Página 31 - I am always at a loss what to write ; and, as there is nothing in the present dejection of my mind that I perform with greater reluctance in general, so I never attempt it with regard to you and my dearest daughter, that it does not cost me a flood of tears. For how can I think of you without being pierced...
Página 25 - If you do not hear from me so frequently as you might, it is because I can neither write to you, nor read your letters, without falling into a greater passion of tears than I am able to support : for, though I am at all times, indeed, completely miserable, yet I feel my misfortunes with a particular sensibility upon those tender occasions. " Oh ! that I had been more indifferent to life ! Our days...
Página 33 - ... unhappy woman, will you fondly throw away, in gaining friends to a desperate cause, the last scanty remains of your broken fortunes ! I conjure you then, my dearest Terentia, not to involve yourself in any charges of that kind : let them be borne by those who are able, if they are willing, to support the weight. In a word, if you have any affection for me, let not your anxiety upon my account injure your health : which, alas ! is already but too much impaired. Believe me you are the perpetual...
Página 26 - I am at all times indeed completely miserable, yet I feel my misfortunes with a particular sensibility upon those tender occasions. Oh! that I had been more indifferent to life ! Our days would then have been, if not wholly unacquainted with sorrow, yet by no means thus wretched. However, if any hopes are still reserved to us of recovering some part at least of what we have lost, I shall not think that I have made altogether so imprudent a choice. But if our present fate is unalterably fixed —...
Página 141 - Letters; flourishing in all the Arts and Refinements of Civil Life; yet running perhaps the...
Página 27 - I am just going to embark, and purpose to pass through Macedonia in my way to Cyzicum. And now, my Terentia, thus wretched and ruined as I am, can I entreat you, under all that weight of pain and sorrow with which, I too well know, you are oppressed, can I entreat you to be the partner and companion of my exile? But must I then live without you ? I know not how to reconcile myself to that hard condition ; unless your presence at Rome may be a means...
Página 150 - ... small a stock ? But with how much greater advantage would your noble talents have appeared, had you gone into Britain? Undoubtedly there would not have been so profound a sage in the law throughout all that extensive island.
Página 129 - ... look upon me as your declared advocate upon all occasions where your glory is concerned. Thus have I abundantly compensated for the intermission of those good offices, which the friendship between us had long given you a right to claim ; but which, by a variety of accidents, have lately been somewhat interrupted. There never was a time, believe me, when I wanted an inclination to cultivate your esteem, or promote your interest. Though it must be owned, a certain set of men...
Página 460 - They were glad to insinuate how laboriously and with what expense of time they had brought the smallest work of theirs (as perhaps a single ode or satire, an oration or panegyric) to its perfection. When they had so...
Página 247 - I look upon as one almoft of my own family. Perhaps however, you may have forgotten the ufe of your pen, and fo much the better, let me tell you, for your clients ; as they will lofe no more caufes by its blunders.

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