The Fall of Utopia

Paperback | January 16, 2012

byCharles Joseph Bayne

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This historic book may have numerous typos or missing text. Not indexed. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1900. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... Chapter XIV. eVEN the vicious condemn vice; and gratified ambition despises the mediums of its emolument; so recognizing that the sojourn of Othiastes among a foreign nation, whose injustice and corruption had contaminated the principles of his youth, was the primitive cause of the treachery which led to the recent strife and dissensions, and culminated in the establishment of monarchy, the newly confirmed government, with no feelings of gratitude or indulgence toward the means of its institution, issued, among the earliest of its enactments, a decree prohibiting the entry of foreign vessels into its ports. For several months this policy had been rigidly enforced, and all foreigners were rigorously excluded. One morning, however, the Chief Guard of the Port was notified that a vessel, carrying but four passengers and a scanty crew, had arrived outside the harbor of Amaurot and an audience with the King had been implored. Being refused permission to land, they pleaded the unusual circumstances which had led them to.seek a refuge in the island, and begged with such earnestness only to be heard, that the harbor officers had come to consult their superior, who hastened to inquire into the extraordinary affair. He found the passengers to consist of an Arab, a Spaniard, a Syrian Jew and a Moorish maiden, the latter of astonishing beauty. The Chief Guard listened attentively to their entreaties, and finally, (whether more persuaded by the eloquence of their appeals, or the brightness of the young girl's eye ) he consented to present them to the King, and allow them to relate their stories. The King placed implicit confidence in the judgment of his chief port officer, and received the strangers graciously. Looking closely into their countenances, as they stood bef...

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This historic book may have numerous typos or missing text. Not indexed. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1900. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... Chapter XIV. eVEN the vicious condemn vice; and gratified ambition despises the mediums of its emolument; so recognizing that t...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:34 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:January 16, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217583814

ISBN - 13:9780217583817

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