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And for your gift of speech , I call to mind what Cornelius Tacitus saith of
Augustus Cęsar : His style of speech was flowing and prince - like . For , if we
note it 25 well , speech that is uttered with labor and difficulty , or speech that
savoreth of ...
For let a man seriously and diligently revolve and peruse the succession of the
emperors of Rome ( of which Cęsar the dictator , who lived some years before
Christ , and 20 Marcus Antoninus , were the best learned ) , and so descend ...
For as for men , there cannot be a better nor the like instance , as of that pair ,
Alexander the Great and Julius Cęsar the Dictator ; whereof the one was
Aristotle ' s scholar in philosophy , and the other was Cicero ' s 20 rival in
eloquence ; — or ...
For in the time of the two first Cęsars , which had the art of government in
greatest perfection , there lived the best poet , Virgilius Maro ; the best
historiographer , Titus Livius ; the best antiquary , Marcus Varro ; and the best 15
or second orator ...
We see likewise , after that the state of Rome was not itself , but did degenerate ,
how that person that took upon him to be counsellor to Julius Cęsar after his
victory , where to begin his restoration of the 10 state , maketh it of all points the ...
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