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Julius
Cæsar
Familiar Short Sayings of Great Men
With Historical and Explanatory Notes
 
By Samuel Arthur Bent
 
These 1,200 very readable expository selections from over 400 authors and historical figures feature extensive comparison and trace the lineage of great thoughts.
 
 
CONTENTS
Bibliographic Record    Preface

SIXTH EDITION, REVISED AND ENLARGED

BOSTON: TICKNOR AND CO., 1887
NEW YORK: BARTLEBY.COM, 2012

  1. John Adams
  2. Joseph Addison
  3. Agesilaus II.
  4. Agis II.
  5. Alcibiades
  6. Jean d’Alembert
  7. Alexander the Great
  8. Alexander I.
  9. Alfonso X.
  10. Duke of Alva
  11. St. Ambrose
  12. Fisher Ames
  13. Anaxagoras
  14. Earl of Angus
  15. Prince of Anhalt-Dessau
  16. Antigonus I.
  17. Antigonus II.
  18. Apelles
  19. Thomas Gold Appleton
  20. St. Thomas Aquinas
  21. Archidamus III.
  22. Archimedes
  23. Count d’Argenson
  24. Aristides
  25. Aristotle
  26. Sophie Arnould
  27. Attila
  28. Cæsar Augustus
  29. Lord Bacon
  30. Sir Nicholas Bacon
  31. Jean Bailly
  32. Charles Jean Barbaroux
  33. Bertrand Barère
  34. Antoine Barnave
  35. Isaac Barré
  36. Jean Bart
  37. Baron de Bassompierre
  38. Anselme Batbie
  39. Chevalier Bayard
  40. Claude Bazire
  41. Earl of Beaconsfield
  42. Thomas à Becket
  43. Henry Ward Beecher
  44. Ludwig van Beethoven
  45. Richard Bentley
  46. St. Bernard
  47. François de Bernis
  48. Antoine Berryer
  49. Thomas Betterton
  50. Bias
  51. Marquis de Bièvre
  52. Duc de Lauzun de Biron
  53. Prince von Bismarck
  54. Countess of Blessington
  55. Nicholas Boileau
  56. Viscount Bolingbroke
  57. Charles Bonaparte
  58. Boniface VIII.
  59. Pierre Bosquet
  60. Jacques Bossuet
  61. Louis Bourdaloue
  62. Brennus
  63. John Bright
  64. Jean Pierre Brissot
  65. Lord Brougham
  66. Beau Brummel
  67. Buffon
  68. Lord Burghley
  69. Gottfried Bürger
  70. Duke of Burgundy
  71. Edmund Burke
  72. Aaron Burr
  73. Lord Byron
  74. Caius Julius Cæsar
  75. Caligula
  76. Charles de Calonne
  77. George Canning
  78. Caractacus
  79. Thomas Carlyle
  80. Caroline Matilda
  81. Lord Castlereagh
  82. Catherine II.
  83. Catherine of Aragon
  84. Catherine de Medici
  85. Marcus Porcius Cato
  86. Cavour
  87. Comte de Chambord
  88. Sebastian Chamfort
  89. Charles I.
  90. Charles II.
  91. Charles V.
  92. Charles IX.
  93. Charles X.
  94. Charles XII.
  95. Charles Albert
  96. Viscount de Chateaubriand
  97. Lord Chatham
  98. André Chénier
  99. Lord Chesterfield
  100. Chilo
  101. Rufus Choate
  102. Queen Christina
  103. Marcus Tullius Cicero
  104. Henry Clay
  105. Clement I.
  106. Clement VII.
  107. Clement XIV.
  108. Cleobulus
  109. Grover Cleveland
  110. Clotaire I.
  111. Clovis I.
  112. Sir Edward Coke
  113. Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  114. Colman the Younger
  115. Prince de Condé
  116. The Great Condé
  117. Confucius
  118. Constantine the Great
  119. Grand Duke Constantine
  120. Charlotte Corday
  121. Cornelia
  122. Mme. de Cornuel
  123. Correggio
  124. Lord Keeper Coventry
  125. Thomas Cranmer
  126. Chief Justice Crewe
  127. Oliver Cromwell
  128. Bishop Cumberland
  129. John Philpot Curran
  130. Danton
  131. Jeanne Darc
  132. Jacques David
  133. Stephen Decatur
  134. Madame du Deffand
  135. Demades
  136. Demonax
  137. Demosthenes
  138. Lord Denman
  139. John Dennis
  140. Lord Derby
  141. Desaix
  142. Camille Desmoulins
  143. Denis Diderot
  144. Diogenes
  145. Dionysius the Elder
  146. John A. Dix
  147. Marcus Livius Drusus
  148. Cardinal Dubois
  149. Jean François Ducos
  150. Charles François Dumouriez
  151. André M. J. Dupin
  152. Edward III.
  153. Lord Eldon
  154. Queen Elizabeth
  155. Elizabeth of Bohemia
  156. Lord Ellenborough
  157. Ralph Waldo Emerson
  158. Duc d’Enghien
  159. Duc d’Epernon
  160. Desiderius Erasmus
  161. John Scotus Erigena
  162. Lord Erskine
  163. Cardinal d’Este
  164. Euclid
  165. Empress Eugénie
  166. Favorinus
  167. Jules Favre
  168. Fénelon
  169. Jules Ferry
  170. Fontenelle
  171. Samuel Foote
  172. William E. Forster
  173. Joseph Fouché
  174. Charles James Fox
  175. Francis I.
  176. Francis II.
  177. Benjamin Franklin
  178. Frederick I.
  179. Frederick III.
  180. Frederick II.
  181. Hookham Frere
  182. John Henry Fuseli
  183. Thomas Gainsborough
  184. Abbé Galiani
  185. Galileo Galilei
  186. Léon Gambetta
  187. James A. Garfield
  188. Sir Samuel Garth
  189. Madame de Geoffrin
  190. George II.
  191. George III.
  192. George IV.
  193. Gladstone
  194. Goethe
  195. Oliver Goldsmith
  196. Gortschakoff
  197. Ulysses S. Grant
  198. Henry Grattan
  199. Gregory I.
  200. André Grétry
  201. Guatemozin
  202. François Guizot
  203. Gustavus Adolphus
  204. Hadrian
  205. Nathan Hale
  206. Robert Hall
  207. George Frederick Handel
  208. Hannibal
  209. Rutherford B. Hayes
  210. Heinrich Heine
  211. Henry VIII.
  212. Henry IV.
  213. Patrick Henry
  214. Rowland Hill
  215. Theodore Edward Hook
  216. Victor Hugo
  217. John Huss
  218. Andrew Jackson
  219. James I.
  220. James II.
  221. Thomas Jefferson
  222. Joseph Jekyll
  223. Douglas Jerrold
  224. John II.
  225. Samuel Johnson
  226. Paul Jones
  227. Joseph II.
  228. Julian the Apostate
  229. Julius II.
  230. Junot
  231. Lord Kames
  232. Alphonse Karr
  233. John Keats
  234. Sir Godfrey Kneller
  235. Jean Baptiste Lacordaire
  236. Jean La Fontaine
  237. Lamartine
  238. Charles Lamb
  239. Madame de la Meilleraye
  240. Hugh Latimer
  241. Captain James Lawrence
  242. Sir Austen H. Layard
  243. Ninon de l’Enclos
  244. Leo X.
  245. Leonidas
  246. Marie Leszcinska
  247. Duc de Lévis
  248. Sir George Cornewall Lewis
  249. Prince de Ligne
  250. Abraham Lincoln
  251. Louis XI.
  252. Louis XII.
  253. Louis XIII.
  254. Louis XIV.
  255. Louis XVI.
  256. Louis XVIII.
  257. Louis Philippe I.
  258. Lucius Lucullus
  259. Martin Luther
  260. Henry Luttrell
  261. Duc de Luxembourg
  262. Lycurgus
  263. Lysander
  264. Lord Lyttelton
  265. Lord Lytton
  266. Lord Macaulay
  267. Sir James Mackintosh
  268. Marshal Macmahon
  269. Madame de Maintenon
  270. Malesherbes
  271. Malherbe
  272. Maria Mancini
  273. Lord Mansfield
  274. Jean Paul Marat
  275. Marie Antoinette
  276. Caius Marius
  277. Massillon
  278. Maupertuis
  279. Abbé Maury
  280. Sir John Maynard
  281. Cardinal Mazarin
  282. Metternich
  283. Michael Angelo
  284. John Milton
  285. Mirabeau
  286. Mohammed
  287. Molière
  288. Moltke
  289. Montesquieu
  290. Thomas Moore
  291. Sir Thomas More
  292. Bishop Mountain
  293. Napoleon I.
  294. Napoleon III.
  295. Lord Nelson
  296. Nero
  297. Sir Isaac Newton
  298. Michael Ney
  299. Nicholas I.
  300. Lord Norbury
  301. Lord North
  302. James Northcote
  303. Daniel O’Connell
  304. Omar I.
  305. Duc d’Orléans
  306. Duc d’Orléans (Égalité)
  307. Oxenstiern
  308. Lord Palmerston
  309. Dr. Parr
  310. Lucius Æmilius Paulus
  311. Sir Robert Peel
  312. William Penn
  313. Pericles
  314. Count Pestel
  315. Peter the Great
  316. Philip of Macedon
  317. Philip II.
  318. Wendell Phillips
  319. Phocion
  320. Charles Cotesworth Pinckney
  321. Alexis Piron
  322. William Pitt
  323. Plato
  324. Lord Plunket
  325. Madame de Pompadour
  326. Alexander Pope
  327. Dr. Porson
  328. Porus
  329. John Pym
  330. Pyrrhus
  331. Pythagoras
  332. Sir Walter Raleigh
  333. Sir Joshua Reynolds
  334. Richard I.
  335. Cardinal Richelieu
  336. Antoine Rivarol
  337. Maximilien Robespierre
  338. Sir Boyle Roche
  339. Samuel Rogers
  340. Madame Roland
  341. Eugène Rouher
  342. Jean Jacques Rousseau
  343. Royer-Collard
  344. Rudolf I.
  345. Earl Russell
  346. Sainte-Beuve
  347. Antoine St.-Just
  348. Saint-Simon
  349. Marshal Saxe
  350. Paul Scarron
  351. Schiller
  352. Schleiermacher
  353. Scipio Africanus
  354. Sir Walter Scott
  355. Marshal Sebastiani
  356. John Selden
  357. George Selwyn
  358. Seneca
  359. Madame de Sévigné
  360. William Henry Seward
  361. Richard Brinsley Sheridan
  362. Algernon Sidney
  363. Sir Philip Sidney
  364. Sieyès
  365. Sixtus V.
  366. James Smith
  367. Sydney Smith
  368. Jean Soanen
  369. Socrates
  370. Solon
  371. Sophocles
  372. Madame de Staël
  373. Gen. Stark
  374. Dean Swift
  375. Talleyrand
  376. Josiah Tatnall
  377. Themistocles
  378. Thiers
  379. Lord Thurlow
  380. Tiberius
  381. Timotheus
  382. Titus
  383. John Horne Tooke
  384. Charles Townshend
  385. Trajan
  386. Turenne
  387. Pierre Vergniaud
  388. Abbé Vertot
  389. Vespasian
  390. Victor Emmanuel II.
  391. Marshal Villars
  392. Aulus Vitellius
  393. Voltaire
  394. Edmund Waller
  395. Horace Walpole
  396. Sir Robert Walpole
  397. Bishop Warburton
  398. George Washington
  399. Daniel Webster
  400. Duke of Wellington
  401. Sir Charles Wetherell
  402. Archbishop Whately
  403. Bishop Wilberforce
  404. John Wilkes
  405. William I.
  406. William III.
  407. William IV.
  408. William of Orange
  409. Cardinal Wolsey
  410. William Wordsworth
  411. Sir Henry Wotton
  412. Xerxes the Great
  413. Zeuxis
 
 
 
 
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