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THE SCHOOL 307 merit lost its lustre Whether his aims during the last war were more just than Caesar's must for ever remain doubtful certain it is that he frequently rejected all offers of accommodation and began to talk of punishment before he had any pretensions to power But whatever might have been his intentions in case of victory they could not have been executed with more moderation than those of Caesar The corruptions of the state were too great to admit of any other remedy but that of an absolute govern- ment and it was hardly possible that power could have fallen into better hands than those of the conqueror From Pompey's death therefore we may date the total extinction of the republic From this period the senate was dispossessed of all its power and Rome from henceforward was never without master VII -Co be tui'iictf into φπιηδίαί Sun shall be Λ pattern to all princes living with her And all that shall succeed Sheba was ne'er So covetous of wisdom and fair virtue As this pure soul shall be all princely graces That mould up such mighty piece as this is With all the virtues that attend the good Shall still be doubled on her Truth shall nurse her Holy and heavenly thoughts still counsel her She shall be loved and feared her own shall bless her Her foes shake like field of beaten corn And hang their heads with sorrow Good grows with her God shall be truly known and those about her From her shall read the perfect ways of honour And by those claim their greatness not by blood VIII -Exmx into 3£ntm ijeyamcters' Lastly stoode Warre in glitteryng amies yclad With visage grym sterne looks and blackely hewed In his right hand naked sworde he had That to the hilte was al with bloud embrewed
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