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The moderns cannot reach their beauties, but can avoid their imperfections.
      - Joseph Addison

We deride all that is pardonable in us from ancient fountains.-Dryden. The sages of old live again in us, and in opinions there is a metempsychosis.
      - Joseph Glanvill

They left a great deal for the industry and sagacity of after ages.
      - John Locke (1)

In taste and imagination, in the graces of style, in the arts of persuasion, in the magnificence of public works, the ancients were at least our equals.
      - Thomas Babington Macaulay

Those whom we call ancient were really new in all things, and properly constituted the infancy of mankind.
      - Blaise Pascal


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