The Historical Mirror; Or, Biographical Miscellany, for the Instruction and Entertainment of Youth. in Which Are Exhibited the Most Striking Sentiment

The Historical Mirror; Or, Biographical Miscellany, for the Instruction and Entertainment of Youth. in Which Are Exhibited the Most Striking Sentiment

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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. 1776 edition. Excerpt: ...himself, he heard the cause again, with the greatest patience and condescension, and decided it to her entire satisfaction. The fame monarch, when he was besieging the city Metho, had the misfortune to lose his right eye by an arrow which was shot from the walte, and (as appeared from a written paper which had been fastened to it) was designedly aimed at himself: but the anguish of the wound neither lessened his attention to the siege, nor increased his resentment against the inhabitants; for, soon after, he accepted their surrender upon the most favourable able terms, and treated them with the greatest mildness and humanity. valerius. Justin. (9.) Pericles, the most distinguished orator and the ablest statesman of his time, being insulted by one of the rabble in the most scurrilous manner, while he was haranguing the people in the forum, bore the abuse with such admirable patience, .that he not only forebore to retort upon him, but scarcely seemed to hear him. When the business of the day was over, and he was retiring to his own house, the other followed him. through the streets, insulting and reviling him the whole way, in the same manner as before: . but Pericles, instead of chastising him as he deserved, had no sooner entered his door, than he ordered one of his servants (it being then almost dark) to provide a flambeau, and light the gentleman home.--plutarch. (10.). A gentleman of my acquaintance having a nephew of a very choleric temper, of which he was exceedingly desirous to cure him, before he was old enough to experience the ill consequences of it; the method he took, for that purpose, was frequently to lay those consequences. before him in the clearest manner he was able. After persisting in these friendly admonitions a considerable.show more

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  • Paperback | 60 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236678087
  • 9781236678089