Noontide Leisure (volume 2); Or, Sketches In Summer, Outlines From Nature And Imagination, And Including A Tale Of The Days Of Shakspeare by Nathan DrakeNoontide Leisure (volume 2); Or, Sketches In Summer, Outlines From Nature And Imagination, And Including A Tale Of The Days Of Shakspeare by Nathan Drake

Noontide Leisure (volume 2); Or, Sketches In Summer, Outlines From Nature And Imagination, And…

byNathan Drake

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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. 1824. Excerpt: ... Appone: nee dulces amores Sperne puer, neque tu choreas:--Permitte Divis csetera. Seek not to know the bliss or pain That from to-morrow takes its birth; But count each day a present gain; Enjoy sweet love and festal mirth:--Trust to the gods the rest. Boscawen. and, in the close of the eleventh, recommending similar forbearance, when he adds, Sapias, vina liques, et spatio brevi Spem longam reseces: dum loquimur, fugerit invida./Etas: carpe diem, quara minimum credula postero. Pour the rich wine, in gay enjoyment wise, Contract the hopes of life's contracted date: Even whilst we speak the winged moment flies; Snatch present bliss, and leave the rest to fate. Boscawen. he does but inculcate what may be taught without any impeachment either of reason or virtue; that, dismissing all unavailing anxiety for the future, we should enjoy the present hour cheerfully, socially, and Temperately; doctrine which, whilst it was evidently never designed by the poet to be interpreted according to the grovelling import of those who call out "to eat and drink, for to-morrow we die," comes recommended to us from the highest of all authorities, by which we are told "to cast all our care upon God," "to take no anxious thought for the morrow," and that "sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof." A great part, however, of the sentiment and imagery to which we allude, has been introduced by Horace, not merely as incitements to pleasure, from a consideration of the shortness and uncertainty of human life, but as correctives also of that imbecility and dissipation of mind which are but too apt to spring from a long and uninterrupted possession of wealth and luxurious indulgence. It is thus that in his address to his friend Dellius, who appears to have been dissolute in his hab...
Title:Noontide Leisure (volume 2); Or, Sketches In Summer, Outlines From Nature And Imagination, And…Format:PaperbackDimensions:62 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217852505

ISBN - 13:9780217852500

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