Homer, for example, makes men better than they are; Cleophon as they are; Hegemon the Thasian, the inventor of parodies, and Nicochares, the author of the Deiliad, worse
than they are.
'Come, my dear,' says I, 'we have a long piece of work to do, if I should be to relate, or you to hear, my unfortunate history; but if you are disposed to hear it, you will soon conclude with me that my condition is worse
than yours.' 'How is that possible,' says he again, 'when I expect to be cast for my life the very next sessions?' 'Yes, says I, ''tis very possible, when I shall tell you that I have been cast for my life three sessions ago, and am under sentence of death; is not my case worse
Th' ascent is easie then; Th' event is fear'd; should we again provoke Our stronger, some worse
way his wrath may find To our destruction: if there be in Hell Fear to be worse
destroy'd: what can be worse
Then to dwell here, driv'n out from bliss, condemn'd In this abhorred deep to utter woe; Where pain of unextinguishable fire Must exercise us without hope of end The Vassals of his anger, when the Scourge Inexorably, and the torturing houre Calls us to Penance?
'Semper eadem' is Latin for 'worse
.' The militia is drilling into a 'statu quo,' and the press is enlightening mankind with a 'semper eadem.' "
'You mustn't cry because papa has a cold; be thankful it is nothing worse
," said Adam, bitterly; "I don't believe it's worse-- I'd sooner do it--I'd sooner do a wickedness as I could suffer for by myself than ha' brought HER to do wickedness and then stand by and see 'em punish her while they let me alone; and all for a bit o' pleasure, as, if he'd had a man's heart in him, he'd ha' cut his hand off sooner than he'd ha' taken it.
The institution of the kosmoi , was still worse
than that of the ephori: for it contained all the faults incident to that magistracy and some peculiar to itself; for in both cases it is uncertain who will be elected: but the Lacedae-monians have this advantage which the others have not, that as all are eligible, the whole community have a share in the highest honours, and therefore all desire to preserve the state: whereas among the Cretans the kosmoi are not chosen out of the people in general, but out of some certain families, and the senate out of the kosmoi .
And yet all the neighbourhood, either from this weakness, or from some worse
motive, condemned this justice and severity as the highest cruelty.
But the common race of horses had not so good fortune, being kept by farmers and carriers, and other mean people, who put them to greater labour, and fed them worse
." I described, as well as I could, our way of riding; the shape and use of a bridle, a saddle, a spur, and a whip; of harness and wheels.
"From bad to worse
!" the old man said to himself, dreamily, when the children had finished their rather confused account of the Ambassador's visit, gathered no doubt from general report, as they had not seen him themselves.
is very good-humoured and pleasant in his own family, and I do not think him so very ill-looking as I did--at least, one sees many worse
. He will not do by the side of your cousin Edmund.
You would find hundreds who painted worse
than you, hundreds who painted as well.