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Laelius and Hortensia; or, Thoughts on the nature and objects of taste and genius

Stedman, John.

Laelius and Hortensia; or, Thoughts on the nature and objects of taste and genius

in a series of letters to two friends.

by Stedman, John.

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Published by printed for J. Balfour, T. Cadell in Edinburgh, London .
Written in English


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By John Stedman, M.D.

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Open LibraryOL13731355M

Laelius served in Africa, mainly that he might not be separated from his friend. To each the other’s home was as his own. They were of one mind as to public men and measures, and in all probability the more pliant nature of Laelius yielded in great measure to the stern and uncompromising adherence of Scipio to the cause of the aristocracy. “You desire to LIVE "according to Nature"? Oh, you noble Stoics, what fraud of words! Imagine to yourselves a being like Nature, boundlessly extravagant, boundlessly indifferent, without purpose or consideration, without pity or justice, at once fruitful and barren and uncertain: imagine to yourselves INDIFFERENCE as a power—how COULD you live in accordance with such indifference?

They are as long as or longer than such other late-century treatments of the same question as John Stedman's essays in Laelius and Hortensia; or, Thoughts on the Nature and Objects of Taste and Genius () or William Jackson's "Whether Genius be Born, or Acquired," The Four Ages, Together with Essays on Various Subjects (). You can write a book review and share your experiences. Other readers will always be interested in your opinion of the books you've read. Whether you've loved the book or not, if you give your honest and detailed thoughts then people will find new books that are right for them.

Edition: current; Page: [6] It is one of his maxims that he inculcates in his writings—“that as the end of a pilot is a prosperous voyage; of a physician, the health of his patients—of a general, victory—so that of a statesman is to make the citizens happy, to make them firm in power, rich in wealth, splendid in glory, and eminent in virtue, which is the greatest and best of all the. 1 See §§ 59 and 2 See Herodot. ii. 2. The children were alleged to have cried “bekos,” Phrygian for bread. 3 or catachresis. See viii. ii. 5 and vi. 4 Ecl. i. 5 See i. viii. 16; ix. i. 6 See iv. ii. and VI i. 7 See § 8 See § 9 C. Nonius Asprenas, a friend of Augustus, accused by Cassius and defended by Pollio on a charge of poisoning.


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