Plutarch's Lives in Eight Volumes Volume 2

Plutarch's Lives in Eight Volumes Volume 2

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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. 1749 edition. Excerpt: ...had this further ill Efsect, that it not only asfected their Bodies, but also their Minds too, in such a manner as to set them entirely against Pericles; and as Patients grown delirious in a high Fever use to behave themselves toward their Physician, or be it their Father, so they were ready to sall foul upon him and do him a Mischies, For it had been buzz'd in their Ears by hs-Enemies, as if he were in the Fault, persuading them that the occasion of the Plague was the crouding of so many Country People together into s the City; in that they were orced now in the Summer time in the heat of the weather to dwell a great many ps them together in pitisul little Tenements and sultry Hovels enough to stssle them; and to be tied to a lazy couris of Lslt within doors, when-as besore they used Exer cise and lived in a pure, open and free Asr. The Can) and Author of all this, said they, is fie, who up ca tk account of the War hath poured a multitude pf Peopt from the Country in upon us within the Walls, and put so many Men as he has here upon no employ or service but keeps them pent up like Cattle in a Pound, and le. them he over-run with InfeSion from one another, afforn ing them neither sbift of Quarters, nor any Refreshment He dessgning to remedy these things, and w ithal tc io the Enemy seme Inconvenience, got a hundred an sifty Sail of Ships ready, and sill'd them with Men and having embarked many stout Soldiers, both Fot and Horse, was aout to weigh Anchor, giving gre si Encouragement of hope to his Citizens, and no less to Alum of sear to hss Enemies, ujon the sight of so-fteaf great t Force. And now the Vessels having their complement of Men, and Pericles being gone aboard the Admiral his own Galley, it happened that the Sun was in an Eclipse, and...show more

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  • Paperback | 98 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 191g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236499549
  • 9781236499547