Little Princes; Anecdotes of Illustrious Children of All Ages and Countries

Little Princes; Anecdotes of Illustrious Children of All Ages and Countries

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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. 1850 edition. Excerpt: ...said he, smiling, "I have more courage than you." But soon the smiles vanished; he turned pale. "Ah, I am dying," said he: "Papa, I am going to leave you; carry one last kiss to mamma;" and the father, bursting into tears, bent down to receive the last caress of his heroic son. CATO THE YOUNGER. YLLA used sometimes to send for Cato and his brother Csepio, and to talk familiarly with them, a favour which, by reason of his dignity, he conferred on very few, and which they owed to his former intimacy with their father. Sarpedon, thinking such an intercourse a great advantage to his pupil, both in point of honour and safety, often took Cato to pay his respects to the dictator. Sylla's house at that time looked like a place of execution, such were the numbers of people tortured and put to death there. Cato, who was now in his fourteenth year, seeing the heads of many illustrious persons carried out, and observing that the bystanders sighed in secret at these scenes of blood, asked his preceptor why somebody did not kill that man. "Because," said he, "they fear him, even more than they hate him." "Then," said Cato, "give me a sword, that I may kill him, and deliver my country from slavery." When Sarpedon heard such a speech from the boy, and saw with what a stern and angry look he uttered it, he was greatly alarmed, and watched him narrowly afterwards, to prevent his attempting some rash action. ISADAS, A SPARTAN YOUTH. HEN the Thebans, under Epaminondas, attacked the city of Sparta, Agesilaus defended it with a vigour beyond his declining years; Archidamus also distinguished himself, but Isadas, the son of Phasbibas, was the most extraordinary and striking spectacle, not only to his...show more

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  • Paperback | 38 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 86g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236543106
  • 9781236543103