Plato's Apology of Socrates, Crito, and Phaedo: from the text of Bekker

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Printed at the University Press, for William Curry, Jun.,, 1834 - Philosophy - 306 pages

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Page 291 - A dungeon horrible on all sides round, As one great furnace flamed ; yet from those flames No light ; but rather darkness visible, Served only to discover sights of woe, Regions of sorrow, doleful shades, where peace And rest can never dwell ; hope never comes, That comes to all ; but torture without end Still urges, and a fiery deluge, fed With ever-burning sulphur unconsumed.
Page 280 - Lets in defilement to the inward parts, The soul grows clotted by contagion, Imbodies and imbrutes, till she quite lose The divine property of her first being. Such are those thick and gloomy shadows damp, Oft seen in charnel vaults and sepulchres, Lingering and sitting by a new-made grave, As loth to leave the body that it loved, And linked itself by carnal sensuality To a degenerate and degraded state.
Page 291 - And rest can never dwell, hope never comes That comes to all; but torture without end Still urges, and a fiery deluge, fed With ever-burning sulphur unconsumed: Such place eternal Justice had prepared...
Page 303 - And Wisdom's self Oft seeks to sweet retired solitude ; Where, with her best nurse, Contemplation, She plumes her feathers, and lets grow her wings, That in the various bustle of resort Were all too ruffled, and sometimes impair'd. He that has light within his own clear breast, May sit i...
Page 303 - May sit i' the centre and enjoy bright day : But he that hides a dark soul and foul thoughts, Benighted walks under the mid-day sun ; Himself is his own dungeon.
Page xxviii - Being formed the universe from a mass of pre-existing matter to which he gave form and arrangement; that there is in matter a necessary, but blind and refractory force, which resists the will of the Supreme Artificer, so that he cannot perfectly execute his designs ; and this is the cause of the mixture of good and evil, which is found in the material world; that the soul of man was derived by emanation from God ; but...
Page xxi - Some of his dialogues are elevated by such sublime and glowing conceptions, are enriched with such copious and splendid diction, 'and flow in so harmonious a rythmus, that they may truly be pronounced highly poetical Most of them are justly admired for their literary merit: the introductions are pertinent and...
Page xviii - TheUans, he rejected, because they refused to adopt the plan of his republic, which required an equal distribution of property. He gave his advice in the affairs of Elis, and other Grecian states, and furnished a code of laws for Syracuse.
Page xxx - His conceptions on this subject are beautifully expressed in a passage of his republic, in which he compares the state of the human mind with respect to the material and the intellectual world, to that of a man who, in a cave into which no light can enter but by a single passage, views, upon a wall opposite to the entrance, the shadows of external objects, and mistakes them for realities.
Page 153 - Eh bien ! y at-il rien de plus rigoureux que de penser avec la pensée toute seule, dégagée de tout élément étranger et sensible , d'appliquer immédiatement la pure essence de la pensée en elle-même à la recherche de la pure essence de chaque chose en soi sans le ministère des yeux et des oreilles, sans aucune intervention du corps, qui ne fait que troubler l'âme et l'empêcher de trouver la sagesse et la vérité, pour peu qu'elle ait avec lui le moindre commerce?

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