The Works Of Sir Walter Ralegh, Kt Volume 5;  The History Of The World by Sir Walter Raleigh

The Works Of Sir Walter Ralegh, Kt Volume 5; The History Of The World

bySir Walter Raleigh

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1829 Excerpt: ...and prowess. This was the last work of the incomparable virtue of Epaminondas, who being in the head of that warlike troop of men which broke the Lacedaemonian squadron, and forced it to give back in disarray, was furiously charged on the sudden by a desperate company of the Spartans, who all at once threw their darts at him alone; whereby receiving many wounds, he nevertheless with a singular courage maintained the fight, using against the enemies many of their darts, which he drew out of his own body, till at length by a Spartan, called Anticrates, he received so violent a stroke with a dart, that the wood of it brake, leaving the iron and a piece of the truncheon in his breast. Hereujwn he sunk down, and was soon conveyed out of the fight by his friends, having by his fall somewhat animated the Spartans, (who fain would have got his body,) but much more inflamed with revengeful indignation the Thebans, who, raging at this heavy mischance, did with great slaughter compel their disordered enemies to leave the field, though long they followed not the chase, being wearied more with the sadness of this disaster than with all the travail of the day. Epaminondas, being brought into his tent, was told by the physicians, that when the head of the dart should be drawn out of his body he must needs die. Hearing this, he called for his shield, which to have lost was held a great dishonour: it was brought unto him. He bade them tell him which part had the victory; answer was made, that the Boeotians had won the field. Then, said he, it is fair time for me to die; and withal sent for Iolidas and Diophantes, two principal men of war, that were both slain; which being told him, he advised the Thebans to make peace, whilst with advantage they might, for that they had non...

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Title:The Works Of Sir Walter Ralegh, Kt Volume 5; The History Of The WorldFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.41 inPublished:May 14, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217617018

ISBN - 13:9780217617017

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