Complete Works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge; With an Introductory Essay Upon His Philosophical and Theological Opinions Volume N . 2

Complete Works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge; With an Introductory Essay Upon His Philosophical and Theological Opinions Volume N . 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1853 edition. Excerpt: ...remained agitated and undetermined, till at length he received certain intelligence that Lathrodacnus had called a council of the chief members of his establishment, in consequence of the threats of Misetes, that he would treat him as the friend and ally of Pamphilus, if he did not declare himself his enemy. Partly for the sake of a large meadow belonging to him on the other side of the river which it was not easy to secure from the tyrant, but still more from envy and the irritable temper of a proud inferior, Lathrodacnus, and with him the majority of his advisers (though to the great discontent of the few wise heads among them) settled it finally that if he should be again pressed on this point by Misetes, he would join him and commence hostilities against his old neighbor and kinsman. It is indeed but too probable that he had long brooded over this scheme: for to what other end could he have strained his income, and overworked his servants in building and fitting up such a number of passage-boats? As soon as this information was received by Pamphilus, and this from a quarter which it was impossible for him to discredit, he obeyed the dictates of self-preservation, took possession of the passage-boats by force, and brought them over to his own grounds; but without any further injury to Lathrodacnus, and still urging him to accept a compensation and continue in t1.- r.m: -..n.1 i est. Instantly a great outcry was raised against Pamphilus, wh& was charged in the bitterest terms with having first abused Misetes, and then imitated him in his worst acts of violence. In tbe calmness of a good conscience Pamphilus contented himself with the following reply: "Even so--if I were out on a shooting party with a Quaker for my companion, and...show more

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  • Paperback | 196 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 358g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
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  • 1236541588
  • 9781236541581