Humorous Readings and Recitations, in Prose and Verse

Humorous Readings and Recitations, in Prose and Verse

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The Consul Duilius was entertaining Rome in triumph after his celebrated defeat of the Carthaginian fleet at Mylae. He had won a great naval victory for his country with the first fleet that it had ever possessed-which was naturally a gratifying reflection, and he would have been perfectly happy now if he had only been a little more comfortable. But he was standing in an extremely rickety chariot, which was crammed with his nearer relations, and a few old friends, to whom he had been obliged to send tickets. At his back stood a slave, who held a heavy Etruscan crown on the Consul's head, and whenever he thought his master was growing conceited, threw in the reminder that he was only a man after all-a liberty which at any other time he might have had good reason to regret."show more

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  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 13.97mm | 426.37g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1514292491
  • 9781514292495