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Pausanias the Spartan (1883) (Paperback) Loot Price: R439
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Pausanias the Spartan (1883) (Paperback): Edward Bulwer Lytton Lytton

Pausanias the Spartan (1883) (Paperback)

Edward Bulwer Lytton Lytton

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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: CHAPTER III. With a slow and thoughtful step, Pausanias passed on to the outer deck. The moon was up, and the vessel scarcely seemed to stir, so gently did it glide along the sparkling waters. They were still within the bay, and the shores rose, white and distinct, to his view. A group of Spartans, reclining by the side of the ship, were gazing listlessly on the waters. The Regent paused beside them. "Ye weary of the ocean, methinks," said he. "We Dorians have not the merchant tastes of the Ionians." " Son of Cleombrotus," said one of the group, a Spartan whose rank and services entitled him to more than ordinary familiarity with the chief, " it is not the ocean itself that we should dread; it is the contagion of those who, living on the element, seem to share in its ebb and flow. The Ionians are never three hours in the same mind." " For that reason," said Pausanias, fixing his eyes steadfastly on the Spartan, " for that reason I have judged it advisable to adopt a rough manner with these innovators, to draw with a broad chalk the line between them and the Spartans, and to teach those who never knew discipline the No Spartan served as a sailor, or indeed condescended to any trade or calling but that of war. stern duties of obedience. Think you I have done wisely ?" The Spartan, who had risen when Pausanias addressed him, drew his chief a little aside from the rest. " Pausanias," said he, " the hard Naxian stone best tames and tempers the fine steel; but the steel may break if the workman be not skillful. These Athenians are grown insolent since Marathon, and their soft kindred of Asia have relighted the fires they took of old from the Cecropian Pryt- aneum. Their sail is more numerous than ours; on the sea they find the courage they lose on land. Better ...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: August 2009
First published: August 2009
Authors: Edward Bulwer Lytton Lytton
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 8mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 132
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-97009-9
Categories: Books
LSN: 0-217-97009-5
Barcode: 9780217970099

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