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Page vi - THIS little work, which was originally begun for the use of my own children, is now offered to the public, in the hope that it may prove not unacceptable to those parents who, in putting a History of England into the hands of their children, are desirous to give them something more than a mere chronicle of events.
Page 51 - ... than, the other divisions, which were in the open waters ; for which reason it was left weak, with the ships in single line. But the fact which strikes us the most is, that, if we turn back to the beginning of the war, we shall find that this diekplus and periplus were the special manoeuvres of the Athenian navy, and continued to be so even down to the siege of Syracuse; the Lacedaemonians being at first absolutely unable to perforra them at all, and continuing for a long time to perform them...