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Evadne, Or, an Empire in Its Fall (Paperback) Loot Price: R371
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Evadne, Or, an Empire in Its Fall (Paperback): Charles Rowcroft
Evadne, Or, an Empire in Its Fall (Paperback): Charles Rowcroft

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Evadne, Or, an Empire in Its Fall (Paperback)

Charles Rowcroft

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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. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XLVII. "It is a pleasant thing, at last, to see The wily trapster caught in his own springe." Old Play. Preparations for the renewal of the war were now diligently made on both sides; but with such unequal chances of success that it was not difficult for the sagacious observer to foresee the final issue. The Romans laboured under this great disadvantage; they were a divided people; they had no common interest; the interests of the rich and of the great proprietors of land were no longer the interests of the poor and the cultivators of the soil j the wealthy had their possessions to defend; but the large mass of the people had nothing to defend--not even the property of their labour, for employment was so difficult to be obtained, and its remuneration when obtained so small, that they had ceased even to cherish the hope of any amelioration in their condition under their present masters. In addition to this, the habit of receiving relief from the public charities, and the discontent and irritation produced by the precarious nature of their subsistence, had not only broken down their moral dignity of independence, but had stifled all feeling of love of country; and had engendered a state of mind rather hostile than amicable to those whom they supposed to have the power of relieving their necessities but who, they thought, disdainfully neglected them. The northmen on the contrary were united in one common object--conquest and plunder; in this all were agreed, for in this all were to share; a common impulse, therefore, propelled the whole body onward towards its aim. Thus the nation on its defence could collect for its conservation only those whom its rulers paid; the population was neutral in the contest; and they had the weakness which is always inhe...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: Charles Rowcroft
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 56
ISBN-13: 978-1-150-66103-7
Barcode: 9781150661037
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-150-66103-8

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