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The English Reader; Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry, Selected from the Best Writers ... (Paperback) Loot Price: R400
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The English Reader; Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry, Selected from the Best Writers ... (Paperback): Lindley Murray
The English Reader; Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry, Selected from the Best Writers ... (Paperback): Lindley Murray

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: king. They mformed'him that Alexander had appointed him to that office; and required him immediately to exchange his rustic garb, and utensils of husbandry, for the regal robe and sceptre. At the same time, they admonished him, when he should be seated on the throne, and have a nation in his power, not to forget the humble condition from which he had been raised. 4 All this, at the first, appeared to Abdolonymus as an illusion of the fancy, or an insult offered to his poverty. He requested them not to trouble him farther with their impertinent jests; and to find some other way of amusing themselves, which might leave him in the peaceable enjoyment of his obscure habitation.?At length, however, they convinced him, that they were serious in their proposal; and prevailed upon him to accept the regal office, and accompany them to the palace. 5 No sooner was he in possession of the government, than pride and envy created him enemies; who. whispered their murmurs in every place, till at last they reached the ear of Alexander. He commanded the new-elected prince to be cent for; and inquired of him, with what temper of mind he had borne his poverty. " Would to Heaven," replied Abdolonymus, "that 1 may be able to bear my crown with equal moderation: for when I possessed little, I wanted nothing: These hands supplied me with whatever I desired." From this answer, Alexander formed so high an idea of his wisdom, that he confirmed the choice which had been made; and annexed a neighbouring province to the government of Sidon. Quintcs Curtius. SECTION XXIV:, The Speech of Fabricius, a Roman. Ambassador, to king Pyrrhus, who attempted to bribe him to his interests, by the offer of a great sum of money. WITH regard to my poverty, the king has, indeed, been justly informed. My wh...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: October 2012
First published: October 2012
Authors: Lindley Murray
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 5mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 98
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-79727-6
Barcode: 9780217797276
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LSN: 0-217-79727-X

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