Marcus Flaminius; Or, A View of the Military, Political, and Social Life of the Romans: In a Series of Letters from a Patrician to His Friend; in the Year DCC.LXII. From the Foundation of Rome, to the Year DCC.LXIX.

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Page 190 - ... composed of whitish earth, can sometimes be traced in a cultivated field, even after it is ploughed down to a level with the general surface. One of the crosses immediately south of the two large mounds seen on the plate, has the arms extended quite athwart the top of the ridge, which is here flanked on one side by the river, and on the other by an extensive marsh, or natural wet meadow. Immediately above, the river expands into a broad and shallow lake, extending twelve miles, with a mean breadth...
Page 24 - ... his friend; in the year DCC.LXII. from the foundation of Rome to year DCC.LXIX. There are no significant parallels in the novel to Borges' story, except perhaps for one lamenting letter which reads in part: "... death flies from the cavern of despair and only delights to overthrow the pompous fabrics of hope: your friend still lives; his youth and the strength of his constitution have once more snatched him from the arms of freedom. . . . " 41 This last-minute reference, gathered magpie fashion...
Page 24 - ... military, political and social life of the Romans: in a series of letters from a patrician to his friend; in the year DCC.LXII. from the foundation of Rome to year DCC.LXIX. There are no significant parallels in the novel to Borges' story, except perhaps for one lamenting letter which reads in part: "... death flies from the cavern of despair and only delights to overthrow the pompous fabrics of hope: your friend still lives; his youth and the strength of his constitution have once more snatched...
Page 25 - I have met, any of those graces, or of that gentleness of manners which are the natural characteristics of the sex in civilized countries...
Page 33 - I cannot express to you the satisfaction which I feel in the hope of having Philocles near me.

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