Plutarch's Lives, Vol. 2 of 6: Translated From the Original Greek; With Notes Critical and Historical, and a New Life of Plutarch by John LanghornePlutarch's Lives, Vol. 2 of 6: Translated From the Original Greek; With Notes Critical and Historical, and a New Life of Plutarch by John Langhorne

Plutarch's Lives, Vol. 2 of 6: Translated From the Original Greek; With Notes Critical and…

byJohn Langhorne

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Excerpt from Plutarch's Lives, Vol. 2 of 6: Translated From the Original Greek; With Notes Critical and Historical, and a New Life of Plutarch

This last had the surname of Vcrrucosus, from a small wart on his upper lip. He was likewise called Oviculaf from the mildness and gravity of his behaviour when a boy. Nay, his composed demeanour, and his silence, his caution in engaging in the diversions of the other boys, the slow ness and dxfiiculty with which he took up what was taught him, together with the submissive manner in which be com plied with the proposals of his comrades, brought him un der the suspicion of stupidity and foolishness with those that did not thoroughly know him. Yet a few there were who perceived that his composedness was owing to the so lidity of his parts, and who discerned withal a magnani mity and lion-like courage in his nature. In a short time, when application to business drew him out, it was obvious even to the many, that his seeming inactivity was a com mand which he had of his passions, that his cautiousness was prudence, and that which had passed for heaviness and insensibility was really an immoveable firmness of soul. He saw what an im ottant concern the administration was, and in what wars t republic was frequently engaged, and therefore by exercise prepared his body, considering its strength as a natural armour; at the same time he improved his powers of persuasion, as the engines by which the eo ple are to be moved, adapting them to the manner 0 his life for in his eloquence there was nothin of affectation.

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Title:Plutarch's Lives, Vol. 2 of 6: Translated From the Original Greek; With Notes Critical and…Format:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.82 inPublished:October 10, 2018Publisher:FB&C LtdLanguage:English

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