The Franciscan Friar

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General Books LLC, 2009 - 92 pages
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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. 1809. Excerpt: ... NOTES, NOTES TO CANTO FIRST, Note I. Tet learn'J Eubulus dragged me from the den.--Page 7 The name of an Athenian Philosopher, and rival to DeraosU henes. Nqte II. ff wretched Codrus, naked Irus dies.-rF. 13. Codrus was a .atin4Poet in the reign of Domitian, whose po. verty was a proverb. Irus was a beggar of Ithaca, who executed the commissions of Penelope's suitors. Note IH. With Cadmus that the serpent's teeth were sown.--P. 21. Cadmus, son of Agenor, king of Phoenicia, who attacked a monster, and overcame it by the assistance of Minerva, and sowed the teeth on a plain; upon which armed men suddenly rose up from the ground. He threw a stone in the midst of them, and they instantly turned their arms one against the other, till all perished except five, who became his companions, and assisted him to build his city. 12 Note IV. That Jason to arm'J men gave instant lirth--P. 21. Jason, a celebrated hero, who lulled a dragon asleep by the power of herbs, and took from a tree the celebrated golden fleece, and sowed the dragon's teeth: immediately an army of men sprang from the field, and ran towards Jason; he then threw a stone among them, and they fell upon one another till all were totally destroyed. These actions were performed in the sight of the people, who were astonished at the boldness and success of Jason. Note V. With Xenophon and Zeno to compare.--P. 22. Xenophon, an Athenian, celebrated as a General, an Historian, and a Philosopher, who received his education in the school of Socrates; and in the army of Cyrus showed he had been educated in the warlike city of Athens. After the decisive battle of Cunaxa, the ten thousand Greeks, who had followed the standard of that ambitious prince, were 600 leagues from home, without money, provisions, or...

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