A Collection of Interesting Anecdotes, Memoirs, Allegories, Essays, and Poetical Fragments

A Collection of Interesting Anecdotes, Memoirs, Allegories, Essays, and Poetical Fragments

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1793 edition. Excerpt: ... men. Aristides and Themistocles distinguished themselves very highly in the battle; but Miltiades gained the chief glory. As a reward for his extraordinary merits, and to perpetuate the memory of his skill and bravery, they caused a picture Late popular character, when very young, was a candidate for Berwickupon T weed; and being returned, preferred a petition to the House of Commons, retaining a certain eminent council, with a fee of fifty guineas. just before this. business was about to come into the House, the barrister, who had in the interval changed his political lentiments, sent word he could not possibly plead. On this, the candidate immediately waited on his advocate, mildly expostulated and remonstrated, but all in vain, he would not by any means consent either to plead or return the money; adding, with a sneer of professional insolence, that ' the law was open, and that he might have recourse, if he conceived himself injuredl U No, no, Sir," replied the spirited client, " I wasssweak enough to give you a fee, but I am not quite fool enough to go to law with you; as I perceive my whole fortune may be wasted in retaining fees alone, before I find one honest barrister to plead for me. I have therefore brought my one to the astonished counsellor 3 and-protested that before he quitted the room he would either have his money or satisfaction. The money was accordingly returned; but losing so able an advocate, the justice of his cause prevented not the failure of his application. AN THE VOYAGE or LIFE. " IFE," says SENECA, is a voyage, in the progress of which we are " perpetually changing our scenes: we first leave childhood behind " us, then youth, then the years of ripened manhood, then the better and...show more

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  • Paperback | 98 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 191g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236911210
  • 9781236911216