The Works Of The Right Honourable John Hookham Frere In Verse And Prose (volume 3); Translations…

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byJohn Hookham Frere

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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. 1874. Excerpt: ... Commission'd specially to arrange a peace Betwixt this city and Sparta--notwithstanding. I find myself rather in want at present Of a little ready money for my journey. The magistrates won't assist me. Her. Corfstables! Amp. O Keleiis and Triptolemus, don't forsake me!., Die. You presidents, I say! you exceed your powers; You insult the assembly, dragging off a man That offer'd to make terms and give us peace. Her. Keep silence there. Die. By Jove, but I won't be silent, Except I hear a motion about peace. Her. Ho there! the Ambassadors from the King of Pers1a. Die. What King of Persia? what Ambassadors? I 'm sick of foreigners and foreign animals, Peacocks and Coxcombs and Ambassadors. Her. Keep silence there. Die. What's here 1 What dress is that? In the name of Ecbatana? f What does it mean? Amb. You sent us when Euthymenes was Archon, Some few years back, ambassadors to Persia, With an appointment of two drachmas each For daily maintenance. Die. Alas, poor drachmas! Amb. 'Twas no such easy service, I can tell you, No trifling inconvenience to be dragg'd Along those dusty dull Caystrian plains, Smother'd with cushions in the travelling chariots, Obliged to lodge at night in our pavilions, Jaded and hack'd to death. Die. My service then Was an easy one, you think! on guard all night, In the open air, at the outposts, on a mat. Amb.... At our reception we were forced to drink Strong luscious wine in cups of gold and crystal... Die. O rock of Athens! sure thy very stones Should mutiny at such open mockery! Amb. (in continuation)... with the Barbarians 'tis the test of manhood. There the great drinkers are the greatest men..., Die. As debauchees and coxcombs are with us. Peacocks had been introduced at the public charge, and were exhibited monthly. It is...

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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. 1874. Excerpt: ... Commission'd specially to arrange a peace Betwixt this city and Sparta--notwithstanding. I find myself rather in want at prese...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:148 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.32 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217617034

ISBN - 13:9780217617031

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