The eleven chapters of Thucydidês which comprise this funeral speech are among the most memorable relics of antiquity; considering that under the language and arrangement of the historian,–always impressive, though sometimes harsh and peculiar, like the workmanship of a powerful mind, misled by a bad or an unattainable model,–we possess the substance and thoughts of the illustrious statesman.
He said it was the word in the Hernican dialect for the victim’s skin, which the priest puts over his conical cap when he enters the city. Time dissipates to shining ether the solid angularity of facts. The reflection, too, with which Xenophon follows it up, deserves notice,–“I know well that in these incidents I am not recounting any outlay of money, or danger incurred, or memorable stratagem. This campaign, however, yielded no further advantages.  Xen.
When their army returned and dispersed, the Lacedaemonians were so incensed that they imposed a fine on their king, and condemned Kleandrides, who fled the country, to be put to death. They were, of course, wholly unable to advance a single sound reason of any kind for their attitude. The intrepid slave, after sustaining this dangerous raillery, entered his master’s bedchamber; removed his spear and shield; silently drew the fleetest horses from the stable; unbarred the ponderous gates; and excited Attalus to save his life and liberty by incessant diligence. The same gentleman told me this: Two days after the outbreak of war he had been invited by Sazonoff to breakfast. They “urged” Earl William the Marshal to surrender168 Marlborough779] and Luggershall; “a thing which”—as the king himself explained in a letter written some three years later—”was most expedient for us, that thereby the other magnates should be more easily induced to resign likewise the castles of ours which they held.”[780 To conciliate the Marshal himself was, however, at that moment especially, a matter of almost greater consequence than to get possession of the castles.
Fifty female, and two male goats were the number which I received from you: this youth has increased the former to a hundred, and the latter to ten. Hydaspes understood that it was a human victim whom they demanded, which it was customary to offer from among the prisoners taken only in a foreign war. to-morrow, I propose to evacuate the works in and around Vicksburg, and to surrender the city and garrison under my command, by marching out with my colors and arms, stacking them in front of my present lines. Germains, and brought back assurances that his Majesty would, in the course of the spring, certainly land in England. The king also after he had remained about seuen daies at Waterford, marched from thence towards Kilkennie, and comming thither, staied thereabout fourteene daies, looking for the duke of Aumarle that was appointed to haue met him, but he failed and came not, where vpon the king on Midsummer euen set forward againe, marching streight towards the countrie of Macmur the principall rebell in that season within Ireland, who |851| kéeping himselfe among woods with three thousand right hardie men, seemed to passe little for any power that might be brought against him.
Now this old man, who seemed so pious and good, with his long white beard, and his prayers, and his beating of his breast, was really a wicked magician. There were so many more volunteers than had been called for that the question whom to accept was quite embarrassing to the governor, Richard Yates. The latter, or incompletely solid kind of sculpture, is called sculpture in relief; its works do not stand free, but are engaged in or attached to a background, and can only be seen from in front. There for several hours amid incessant cannon and musketry fire, now Russians were seen alone, now Frenchmen alone, now infantry, and now cavalry: they appeared, fired, fell, collided, not knowing what to do with one another, screamed, and ran back again. Sentimentalism is that state in which a man 5 speaks deep and true, not because he feels things strongly, but because he perceives that they are beautiful, and touching and fine to say them—things that he fain would feel, and fancies that he does feel. F.
Theagenes at length ascended it, and was found pure. Hugh Hastings knight the sonne of Hugh and Margaret Eueringham married Anne the daughter of Edward Spenser earle of Glocester, by whom he had issue Hugh Hastings and Edward Hastings, which contended with Reinold Greie lord of Ruthine. “Yes, I never thought of it, but I have led a contemptible and profligate life, though I did not like it and did not want to,” thought Pierre.