The History of Rome from the Foundation of the City of Rome, to the Destruction of the Western Empire Volume 1-2
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. 1825 edition. Excerpt: ...formerly beena centurion in Pompey's army, were appointed to carry it into execution. Accord-_ ingly, attended by three or four more, they went into a little' bark, and rowed off from land towards Pompey's ship, that lay off about a mile from the shore. When Pompey and his friends saw the boat moving off from the shore, they began to wonder at the mean-ness of the preparations to receive him, and some even _ ventured to suspect the intentions-of the Egyptian court. But before any thing could be determined, Achillas was come up to the ship's side, and in the Greek language welcomed him to Egypt, and invited him into the boat, alleging, that the shallows prevented larger vessels from coming off to receive him. Pompey, after having taken leave of Cornelia, who Wept at his departure, and having repeated two verses of Sophocles, signifying, that he who trusts his freedom to a tyrant, from that moment becomes a slave, gave his hand to Achillas, and stepped into the bark with only two attendants of his own. They had now rowed from the ship a-good way; and as during that time they all kept a profound silence, Pompey, willing to begin the discourse, accosted Septimius, whose face he recollected. " Methinks, friend," cried he, that you and I were once fellow-soldiers together," Septimius gave only a'_ nod with his head, uttering a word, or instancing the least civility. _ Pompey, theref_o_re, took, o_ut a_ paper, ', on which he had minuted-a, speech-he intended to make-_t_he, king, and began to lead _-it, _ In, thisman_n_er they approached" the shore; and Cornelia; whose concern had never suffered her to_lose sight of her-husband, to conceive hopes, when she perceivedthe people on the strand crowding down...
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