Famous Sayings and Their Authors: A Collection of Historical Sayings in English, French, German, Greek, Italian, and Latin (Classic Reprint)
FB&C Limited, Nov 19, 2017 - 332 pages
Excerpt from Famous Sayings and Their Authors: A Collection of Historical Sayings in English, French, German, Greek, Italian, and Latin
But, Without either adopting M. Fournier's apparently pessimistic attitude towards historic sayings in general, or going to the other extreme and accepting them all without question, the compiler's object in the following pages has been to bring together, in their original language, what he hopes may be considered a fairly representative collection of historic sayings, real or apocryphal, improved or altered, rightly or wrongly attributed, as the case may be, answering the questions by whom said, and under what circumstances, giving authorities as far as he has been able to ascertain them, varying versions, and, by means of frequent cross relerences, enabling interest ing comparisons to be made between them. The task of selection has been by no means an easy one, for a similar sized volume might have been easily filled with sayings in any one of the six languages chosen.
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