Les Aventures de Telemaque Fils D Ulysse Par --- En Francois Et Anglois Traduction Par M. de Maizeaux

Les Aventures de Telemaque Fils D Ulysse Par --- En Francois Et Anglois Traduction Par M. de Maizeaux

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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. 1784 edition. Excerpt: ...which I derive from virtue of another better lise after death, shall comsort me under the miseries of old ageWere I to wish sor any thing, it would not be to be a king; it would be, never to be separated from these two men whom you see besore you. At length the Cretans, addressing themselves to Mentor, cried, Tell us, O wisest and greatest of all mortals, tell us then whom we can chuse sor our king? We will not let you go'till you have told us the choice which we ought to make. He auswered, While I was in the crowd of spectators, I obstrved a man who discovered not the least sollicitude nor eagerness. He is a hail old man; 1 asked his name, and was told that it is Aristodemus. 1 afterwards heard somebody tell him that his two sons were in the number of the combatants, which seemed to give him no joy at all. He faid, that as sor one, he did not wish him the dangers of a crown, and that he loved his country too well ever to consent that the other should reign. By this I understood, that the father loved with a rational sondness one of his sons who has virtue, and that he did not indulge the other in his vices. My curiosity encreasifig, I enquired what mens. Ma curiosite augmentant, j'ai demande quelle a ete la vie de ce vieillard. Un de vos citoyens m'a repondu: II a long-temps porte les armes, & il est couvert de blessures: mais fa vertu sincere & ennemie de la flatterie, l'avoit rendu incommode a Idomenee; c'est ce qui empecha ce roi de s'en servir dans le siege de Troye. II craignoit un homme qui lui donneroit de fages conseils qu'il ne pourroit se resoudre a suivre: il sut meme jaloux de la gloire que cet homme ne manqueroit pas d'acquerir bientot;...show more

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  • Paperback | 148 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 277g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236908252
  • 9781236908254