Fables and dialogues of the dead

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1735 Excerpt: ... twixt the Grecians, and the King of Persia, put on as many different Forms as ever Proteus did. @@оооо#оо$оо@@ооооо$о DIALOGUE XV11I. AkibiadeSy Pericles. The greatest Endowments of Nature, without Virtue, are esteem'd as nought after Death. Per. TTV EAR Nephew, I am heartily-1 J glad to see you again; I ever had a greac deal of Friendship for you. A. That you have given me Demonstration of, from my very first Infancy; but I never stood so much in need of your Assistance as I now do. Socrates, whom I just now left, gives me Reason to apprehend something from, the three Judges, before whom 1 am going to appear. P. Alas! my dear Nephew, we are no longer now at Athens; those three inexo rable old Men despise Eloquence. I my self have selt the Effects of their Rigour, and I foresee that you cannot escape ir.. A. Are there no ways of winning upon these three Men? Are they insensible of Flattery, of Pity, of all the Graces of K 5 Oratory,, Oratory, Poetry and Mufick; not mov'd by subtle Arguments, or the Rehearsal of great Actions? P. You know very well, that could EJoquence prevail, (and this I may fay without Vanity,) I should come off as well as any other: but talking to 'em is in vain. Those Flatteries by which the Athenians were won, those subtle Turns in Discourse, those insinuating ways by which Men are taken, by falling in with their Humours and Passions, are of no service here. Their Ears are stopp'd, and their Hearts of Brass cannot be mov'd. Though I dy'd in the unhappy Pehpnnefian War, yet am I punifli'd for it here below. They ought to have forgiven me such a Fault, in the Commission of which I lost my Lise; and which I was led into by your Persuasions. A. True, I advis'd you to u...

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