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Nocte deinde silentio (ut mos est) L. Papirium dictatorem dixit. Cui quum ob animum egregie victum legati gratias agerent, obstinatum silentium obtinuit, ac sine responso ac mentione facti sui legatos dimisit: ut appareret insignem dolorem ingenti comprimi animo. Papirius C. Junium Bubulcum magistrum equitum dixit : atque ei legem curiatam de imperio ferenti, triste omen diem diffidit, quod Faucia curia fuit principium, duabus insignis cladibus, capta urbis, et Caudinæ pacis: quod utroque anno ejusdem curiæ fuerat principium. Macer Licinius tertia etiam clade, quæ ad Cremeram accepta est, abominandam eam curiam facit.—Livy ix. 38.
How was the Dictator elected, and what were his powers ? Had he any
other name? What causes do you imagine to have led at first to the appointment ?
Prove that the Comitiata curiata consisted originally of Patricians.
Civilis primores gentis, et promtissimos vulgi, specie epularum, sacrum in nemus vocatos, ubi nocte ac lætitiâ incaluisse videt, a laude gloriâque gentis orsus, injurias et raptus, et cetera servitii mala enumerat. “ Neque enim societatem, ut olim, sed tamquam mancipia haberi. Quando legatum, gravi quidem comitatu, et superbo cum imperio, venire ? tradi se præfectis centurionibusque: quos ubi spoliis et sanguine expleverint, mutari; exquirique novos sinus, et varia prædandi vocabula. Instare delectum, quo liberi a parentibus, fratres a fratribus, velut supremum dividantur. Numquam magis adflictam rem Romanam; nec aliud in hibernis, quam prædam et senes: attollerent tantum oculos, et inania legionum nomina ne pavescerent: esse sibi robur peditum equitumque; consanguineos Germanos ; Gallias idem cupientes: ne Romanis quidem ingratum id bellum, cujus ambiguam fortunam Vespasiano imputaturos : victoriæ rationem non reddi. - Tacit. Hist. iv. 14. WEDNESDAY, February 12, 1840......9 to 114.
By MR. SHILLETO.
YE eldest gods,
Into ANAPESTIC DIMETERS :
Alcides thus his race began,
WEDNESDAY, February 12, 1840......12] to 34.
By MR. BEATSON.
Exsurge, præco: fac populo audientiam.
PENUL. PROL. 11-35.
CREDAMUS tragicis, quidquid de Colchide torva
Minor admiratio summis
Præcipites : ut saxa jugis abrupta, quibus mons
JUVENAL VI. 643–661. Explain the mythological and historical allusions.
Qui nondum Stygias descendere quærit ad undas,
Tonsorem fugiat, si sapit, Antiochum.
Quum furit ad Phrygios enthea turba modos.
Fractaque fabrili dedolat ossa manu.
Collaque pulverea nudet equina juba.
Carnificem nudo pectore poscet avem.
Antiochi tantum barbara tela sonent.
In vetuli pyctæ qualia fronte sedent,
Antiochi ferrum est et scelerata manus.
MARTIAL XI. 85. (84).
Hoc etiam in primis specimen verum esse videtur,
Quom mare vorsamur propter; dilutaque contra
LUCRET. IV. 208—254.
State the chief tenets of the Epicureans as to Physics.
Lupis et agnis quanta sortito obtigit,
Tecum mihi discordia est,
Et crura dura compede.
Fortuna non mutat genus.
Cum bis trium ulnarum toga,
Liberrima indignatio ?
Præconis ad fastidium,
Arat Falerni mille fundi jugera,
Et Appiam mannis terit,
Othone contempto, sedet.
Rostrata duci pondere
HOR. Epod. 4. Name the Italian wines, and quote passages describing any of them. Whither led the Appian way? Mention the chief towns through which it passed.
THURSDAY, February 13, 1840......9 to 115
By Mr. KENNEDY.
To be translated into GREEK PROSE:
While such was our conduct in all parts of the world, could it be hoped that any emigrant whose situation was not utterly desperate indeed, would join us; or that all who were lovers of their country more than lovers of royalty would not be our enemies ? We have so shuffled in our professions, and have been guilty of such duplicity, that no description of Frenchmen will flock to our standard. It was a fatal error in the commencement of the war, that we did not state clearly how far we meant to enter into the cause of the emigrants, and how far to connect ourselves with powers who, from their previous conduct, might well be suspected of other views than that of restoring monarchy in France. It may perhaps be said that we could not be certain, in the first instance, how far it might be proper to interfere in the internal affairs of France; that we must watch events and act accordingly. But by this want of clearness with respect to our ultimate intentions we have lost more than any contingency could ever promise.-Fox.
E. Is not a thing said to be perfect in its kind, when it answers the end for which it was made ? A. It is. E. The parts, therefore, in true proportions must be so related, and adjusted to one another, as that they may best conspire to the use and operation of the whole. A. It seems so. E. But the comparing parts one with another, the considering them as belonging to one whole, and the referring this whole to its use or end, should seem the work of reason: should it not? A. It should. E. Proportions therefore are not, strictly speaking, perceived by the sense of sight, but only by reason through the means of sight. A. This I grant. E. Consequently beauty, in your sense of it, is an object, not of the eye, but of the mind. A. It
E. The eye, therefore, alone cannot see that a chair handsome, or a door well proportioned. A. It seems to follow; but I am not clear as to this point. E. Let us see if there be any difficulty in it. Could the chair you sit on, think you, be reckoned well proportioned or handsome, if it had not such a height, breadth, wideness, and was May, 1840,- VOL. 1.—NO. V.