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D I C T I O N A R Y
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THE DIFFERENT SCIENCES AND ARTS
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NATURAL and ARTIFIcIAL Objećts, or to Matters EccLES1Astic AL,
Civil, MILITARY, CoMMERCIAL, &c.

Including Elucid ATIONs of the most important Topics relative to RELIGIon, MoRALs,
MANNERs, and the OEconoMY of LIFE :
Tro G E t if E R w i T to
A Description of all the Countries, Cities, principal Mountains, Seas, Rivers, &c.
throughout the Wo R L D ;

A General History, Ancient and Modern, of the different Empires, Kingdoms, and States;
A N d
An Account of the L1 v e s of the most Eminent Persons in every Nation,
from the earliest ages down to the present times.

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which was formed by Catiline and his accomplices for the subverfion of the commonwealth. For this great fervice he was honoured with the glorious title of pater patrie, “the father of his country,” which he retained for a long time after. Cicero's administration was now at an end; but he had no sooner quitted his office, than he began to feel the weight of that envy which is the certain fruit of illustrious merit. He was now, therefore, the common mark, not only of all the factious, against whom he had declared perpetual war, but of another party not less dangerous, the envious too : whose united spleen never left him from this moment till they had driven him out of that city which he had so lately preferved. Cicero, upon the expiration of his consul

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the Mithridatic war in Afia ; in hopes to prevent any wrong impressions there from the calumnies of his enemies, and to draw from him some public declaration in praise of what he had been doing. But Pom

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