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Robert Bridges, ed. (1844–1930).  The Spirit of Man: An Anthology.  1916.
 
From Herodotus sive Aetion

Lucian (c. 125–180)
 
HOW 1 happy wou’d a man be cou’d he imitate Herodotus! I do not say in all his perfections, for that wou’d be too great a wish, but either in the beauty of his discourse, or in the gravity of his sentences, or in the delicacy of his Ionique tongue, or (to be short) in a thousand other advantages, which make all those that wou’d attempt it, despairing, drop their Pens.  1
 
Note 1. Lucian. From ‘Herodotus sive Aetion’, tr. by Ferrand Spence, 1694. [back]
 
 
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