The Fawn of Sertorius Volume 2

The Fawn of Sertorius Volume 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. 1846 edition. Excerpt: ...bucklers of sport and carelessness. " It would have been a calamity easily repaired by other means," said he. " Matula's green eagle is more powerful than the golden one of Marius. He drives his enemies before him out of their wits and their houses. But let me attempt to end the controversy in which he is concerned, not by deciding between the litigants, but by reconciling them. It is as an arbiter only that I would interfere. In a question, the principal parties of which are not from Rome, my jurisdiction must cease. If I fail, and my mediation shall be rejected, both the accuser and the accused must await their sentence from the king.--Bid Matula stand forth: give larger space there to the complainant Setubal!--Setubal, the sovereign and immortal Deities have conferred upon thee wisdom, eloquence, the love of justice, the reputation for beneficence, and a fair estate." SETUBAL. They have done so. It is care well bestowed, and which redounds not less manifestly to their honor, than mine own. If they have poured their best gifts thus unsparingly, the vessel that contains them is neither small nor vile. PERPENNA. There may have been other losses, but amply have they been indemnified by these more substantial acquisitions which still remain to thee--and with these, a young wife, a dwarf eagle, and two silver talents. SETUBAL. The two silver talents do not remain to me. If the young wife and the dwarf eagle remain, they are left as chastisements appointed for my humiliation, and greatly against my will. PERPENNA. Wisdom is fearful of superfluities. We should be temperate as well as provident. So much happiness is a provocation to the malice of fortune. Keep Matula with the bird, and release the talents. SETUBAL. Whether it be...show more

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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236502280
  • 9781236502285