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  Item Reference: KCLCAL-1874-1875-523

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GENERAL LITERATURE AND SCIENCE 523 into deep forest passed the night in great suffering The next day compelled by hunger and wishing to make use of his remaining strength before he was completely exhausted he went along the shore encouraging his followers and entreating them not to abandon the last hope for which he reserved himself on the faith of an old prediction For when he was quite youth and living in the country he caught in his garment an eagle's nest as it was falling down with seven young ones in it which his parents wondering at consulted the soothsayers who told them that their son would become the most illustrious of men and that it was the will of fate that he should receive the supreme command and magistracy seven times Allow me in justice to her memory to tell you what she was and what owed her was guided in my choice only by the blind affection of my youth found an intelligent com- panion and tender friend prudent monitress tbe most faithful of wives and mother as tender as children ever had the misfortune to lose met woman who by the tender management of my weaknesses gradually corrected the most pernicious of them She became prudent from affection and though of tbe most generous nature she was taught economy and frugality by her love for me During the most critical period of my life she preserved order in my affairs from tbe care of which she relieved me She gently reclaimed me from dis- sipation she propped my weak and irresolute nature she urged my indolence to all the exertions that have been useful or creditable to me and she was perpetually at hand to admonish my heedlessness and improvidence To her owe whatever am to her whatever shall be In her solicitude for my interest she never for moment forgot my feelings or my character Even in ber occasional resentment for which but too often gave her cause would could recall those moments she had no sullenness or acrimony Her feelings were warm and impetuous but she was placable tender and constant Such was she whom have lost and have lost her when her ex- cellent natural sense was rapidly improving after eight years of struggle and distress had bound us fast together and moulded
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