Guests were ever welcome at his board; the opulence of his mind and the fervid copiousness of his talk naturally made the guests of such a man very numerous.
He lost his father prematurely; and after the battle of Philippi and the return of Octavian to Rome, Propertius, like Virgil and Horace, was deprived of his, estate to provide land for the veterans, but, unlike them, he had no patrons at court, and he was reduced from opulence to comparative indigence.
Hirschfeld, Radet, Sterrett, Lanckoronski, Ramsay, &c.), and show them to have attained under the Roman Empire to a degree of opulence and prosperity far beyond what we should have looked for in a country of predatory mountaineers.
The concept of monogrammed towels is associated with opulence.
He has regard, however, to political as well as economic interests, and on the ground that "defence is of much more importance than opulence" pronounces the Navigation Act to have been "perhaps the wisest of all the commercial regulations of England."
There can be no doubt that if Cobden had been satisfied to devote all his energies to commercial life he might soon have attained to great opulence, for it is understood that his share in the profits of the business he had established amounted to from £8000 to £10,000 a year.
The burgher life of even Nuremberg, the noblest German city, seems narrow, quaint and harsh beside the grace and opulence and poetical surroundings of Italian life in the same and the preceding generation.
They had been defended by Adam Smith on the ground that defence was of much more importance than opulence, and by the same reasoning they had been described by John Stuart Mill as, though economically disadvantageous, politically expedient.
Of George Sand's style a foreigner can be but an imperfect judge, but French critics, from Sainte-Beuve, Nisard and Caro down to Jules Lemaitre and Faguet, have agreed to praise her spontaneity, her correctness of diction, her easy opulence - the lactea ubertas that Quintilian attributes to Livy.
Made with the finest materials, available in rich, dramatic colors and exquisitely detailed, this roomy bag spares nothing in achieving what can only be described as the height of opulence.
Intellectual interests of a high order have always characterized, Leipzig, and what Karl von Holtei once said of it is true to-day: "There is only one city in Germany that represents Germany; only a single city where one can forget that he is a Hessian, a Bavarian, a Swabian, a Prussian or a Saxon; only one city where, amid the opulence of the commercial world with which science is so gloriously allied, even the man who possesses nothing but his personality is honoured and esteemed; only one city, in which, despite a few narrownesses, all the advantages of a great, I may say a world-metropolis, are conspicuous !
What gives rustic country its appeal is its visually quiet style, lack of opulence and reminders of comforting remnants of our past.
This piece oozes opulence but it functions as well as any chronograph.
mother of pearl reflects the opulence the dolls house portrays.
Instead, opulence is created through the use of luxurious materials, such as marble and granite.
The majority (about 12,000 in number) resolved to revive in practice the traditions left them by their fathers, which they had departed from during the period of opulence.
classic deco next to Regency opulence next to classic Victorian functionality next to modernist brutalism.
The models available include the classic bad, deluxe bed, symphony bed, opulence bed, and luna bed.
Inspired partly by the royal opulence of the Palace at Versailles, this style features furniture and accessories which are ornate yet elegant.
Is location what defines a celebrity home, though, or is it the size, the opulence, or simply the occupants themselves?
From holiday villas in far-off locations to mega-mansions in the Hollywood hills, celebrity houses are sure signs of opulence and wealth.
In the early-2000s, the industry took off as more and more kitchens were being renovated with light-colored granite countertops to reflect the opulence of the fictional mafioso's taste.
Christian Dior is known for opulence, and you'll feel nothing less when sporting a Dior tux.
It has many of the advantages of other natural fabrics, like cotton, bamboo and silk, but wool also offers unparalleled resiliency, opulence and safety.
What strikes you first about this delightful chardonnay is its opulence.
Wines from Stags' Leap have a signature of concentrated fruit, rich expression, opulence, and complex structure; all reflecting the estate's inherent terroir and its winemaker.
The fruit jumps from juicy cherries to raspberries to plums and is ribald with spice and opulence.
He probably points this out to them not so much as a show of opulence, but to demonstrate just how important they are to him that he's spared no expense to wine and dine them.
In addition to the characteristics present in most high-end timepieces, Renato gives consumers unrivaled functional features while maintaining elegance and a feeling of opulence.
People with limited means who yearn for status and opulence often turn to replicas to get the things they want.
For many, owning a Blancpain watch symbolizes opulence and success.
Beosound 3: For travelers who crave a touch of opulence, consider the revolutionary Beosound 3.
While a high-end Swiss made watch can be a powerful symbol of opulence and style, many consumers are turning to Italian watches in order to separate themselves from the rest of the world.
If you've ever yearned for a beautiful amalgamation of performance, style and opulence, look no further.
Skagen watches prove the truth of the principle by giving customers a chance to own a piece of opulence.
For women who had spent several years wearing threadbare pajamas or chemises to bed, this was an unheard of opulence, and happily embraced.
The Opulence Serum infuses vitamin C and botanical skin brighteners to balance pigment."
The blended red wine is rustic and earthy but inserts opulence and elegance in the same swirl of the glass.
This model allows ladies to enjoy the already luxurious features of the charm bracelet collection along with the gold-toned hue of opulence.
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