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1823 edition. Excerpt: ... He began by asking, " what injuries had
obliged him to enter into a war against the Roman people with such
violent animosity, and to bring himself and his kingdom to the
extremity of danger." While all expected his answer, he kept his
eyes fixed on the ground, and wept a long time in silence. The
consul, again addressing him, said, " if you had acceded to the
government in early youth, I should have less wondered at your not
being sensible of the reat importance of the friendship or enmity
of the Roman people. But that was not the case, as you bore a part
in the war which your father waged with us, and, afterwards, must
have remembered the peace which. we maintained towards him with the
strictest sincerity. What motive, then, could induce you to prefer
war to peace, with those, whose power in war, and whose good faith
in peace, you had so fully experienced?" Neither questions nor
reproaches could draw an answer from him: on which, the consul
added, " Whatever cause may have produced these events, whether
mistakes incident to humanity, or accident or necessity, suffer not
your spirits to be dejected. The clemency of the Roman people,
displayed in numerous instances towards kings and nations in
distress, affords you not only hope, but almost perfect confidence
of safety." This he said in the Greek language to Perseus; and
then, turning to his own people, he said, in the Latine tongue; u
Do you not observe this striking instance of the instability of
human affairs? To you, young men, principally, I address the
observation. In the hour of prosperity, therefore, we ought to
harbour neither sentiments of arrogance nor-of rancour, nor to
confide implicitly in present advantages; since we know not what
the evening may produce. He alone will deserve the...
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