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" It was the boast of Augustus that he found Rome of brick and left it of marble. How much nobler will be the Sovereign's boast when he shall have to say that he found law dear and left it cheap; found it a sealed book, "
Law Reform: Papers and Addresses by a Practicing Lawyer - Page 11
by Henry Waters Taft - 1926 - 265 pages
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Rome, in the Nineteenth Century: Containing a Complete Account of ..., Volume 1

Charlotte Anne Eaton - Rome (Italy) - 1820
...the habitation of the Pontifex Maximus, well knowing that he would be chosen for that august office. It was the boast of Augustus, " that he found Rome of brick, and left it of marble ;" and, perhaps, to the degenerate Romans, that proved a sufficient compensation for his finding Rome...
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The North American Review, Volume 26

North American review and miscellaneous journal - 1828
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Documents Accompanying the Journal ...

Michigan. Legislature - Michigan - 1845
...among the generous and gifted, those who will join in the following noble sentiment of Lord Brougham: " It was the boast of Augustus, that he found Rome of brick, and left it of marble, a praise not unworthy a great prince. But how much nobler will be the sovereign's boast, when he shall...
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The literary class book; or, Readings in English literature

Robert Joseph Sullivan - 1850
...discovers the minutest objects which are near at hand, but is not able to discern things at a distance. 12. It was the boast of Augustus, that he found Rome of brick, and left it of marble. But how much nobler will be our Sovereign's boast when he shall have to say, that he found law dear,...
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A Hand-book for Travellers in Central Italy: Including the Papal States ...

John Murray (Firm), Octavian Blewitt - Italy - 1850 - 684 pages
...construction of palaces and theatres on a more spacious and costly plan than had been previously adopted. The boast of Augustus that he found Rome of brick and left it of marble, may he taken as a collateral proof of the architectural mediocrity of the republican city. Still, during...
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Hand-book of Literature and the Fine Arts: Comprising Complete and Accurate ...

Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1852 - 647 pages
...splendid were the architectural decorations with which it was embellished, as to justify tho saying of Augustus— that he found Rome of brick, and left it of marble. Anil'ft'TINES, a religious order, о called from St. Augustine, their founder, and vulgarly called...
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A Handbook for Travellers in Central Italy ...: Rome and its environs

John Murray (Firm), Octavian Blewitt - Italy - 1853
...construction of palaces and theatres on a more spacious and costly plan than had been previously adopted. The boast of Augustus, that he found Rome of brick and left it of marble, may be taken as a collateral proof of the architectural mediocrity of the republican city. Still, during...
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A Handbook of Rome and Its Environs

John Murray (Firm) - Rome (Italy) - 1864 - 480 pages
...construction of palaces and theatres on a inore spacious and costly plan than had been previously adopted. The boast of Augustus, that he found Rome of brick and left it of marble, may be taken as a collateral proof of the architectural some portions of the Pons Fabricius, mediocrity...
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A history of the world from the earliest records to the present time, Volume 3

Philip Smith - 1864
...perhaps unjustly, for they could enjoy the one, but had not known how to keep the other. The celebratol boast of Augustus, that he found Rome of brick and left it of marble, is described by our modern Cicero as " a part of the glare in which the perfidies of his earlier years...
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The literary class book; or, Readings in English literature

Robert Joseph Sullivan - 1868
...discovers the minutest objects which are near at hand, but is not able to discern things at a distance. 12. It was the boast of Augustus, that he found Rome of brick, and left it of marble. But how much nobler will be our Sovereign's boast when he shall have to say, that he found law dear,...
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