Concours généraux: Devoirs donnés aux élèves des colléges royaux de Paris et de Versailles

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Page 23 - Nous ne nous contentons pas de la vie que nous avons en nous et en notre propre être : nous voulons vivre dans l'idée des autres d'une vie imaginaire, et nous nous efforçons pour cela de paraître.
Page 26 - Il ne faut pas faire à l'éloquence le tort de penser qu'elle n'est qu'un art frivole, dont un déclamateur se sert pour imposer à la faible imagination de la multitude, et pour trafiquer de la parole : c'est un art...
Page 27 - L'homme digne d'être écouté est celui qui ne se sert de la parole que pour la pensée, et de la pensée que pour la vérité et la vertu.
Page 12 - He heard it, but he heeded not ; his eyes Were with his heart, and that was far away : He recked not of the life he lost nor prize, But where his rude hut by the Danube lay : There were his young barbarians all at play, There was their Dacian mother — he, their sire, Butchered to make a Roman holiday ! All this rushed with his blood. Shall he expire, And unavenged? Arise ! ye Goths, and glut your ire...
Page 12 - I see before me the gladiator lie : He leans upon his hand; his manly brow Consents to death, but conquers agony, And his drooped head sinks gradually low. And through his side the last drops, ebbing slow From the red gash, fall heavy, one by one, Like the first of a thunder-shower. — And now The arena swims around him ; — he is gone Ere ceased the inhuman shout which hailed the wretch who won.
Page 26 - Dieu les a établis sur nos têtes comme des hérauts célestes, qui no cessent d'annoncer à tout l'univers sa grandeur : leur silence majestueux parle la langue de tous les hommes et de toutes les nations ; c'est une voix entendue partout où la terre nourrit des habitants.
Page 20 - While I a moment name, a moment's past ; I'm nearer death in this verse than the last : What then is to be done ? be wise with speed : A fool at forty is a fool indeed.
Page 20 - You vent your spleen* as monkeys, when they pass, Scratch at the mimic monkey in the glass ; While both are one : and henceforth be it known, Fools of both sides shall stand for fools alone.
Page 20 - I'll glory in the verse I did not write. So weak are human kind by nature made, Or to such weakness by their vice betray'd, Almighty vanity ! to thee they owe Their zest of pleasure, and their balm of woe. Thou, like the sun, all colours dost contain, Varying, like rays of light, on drops of rain. For every soul finds reasons to be proud, Tho' hiss'd and hooted by the pointing crowd.
Page 80 - Mesure du volume engendré par un triangle tournant autour d'un axe mené dans son plan par un de ses sommets. — Application au volume engendré par un secteur polygonal régulier tournant autour d'un de ses diamètres.

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