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lxxiv GENERAL LITERATURE DEPARTMENT their imprudent cowardice that by collecting so numerous and brave host he had ensured every human means of conquest and the commander of the enemy by his criminal conduct had given him just cause to hope for the favour of the Almighty in whose hands alone lay the event of wars and battles The Carthaginians wishing to recover those and others of their citizens sent an embassy to Rome to propose an ex- change of prisoners and Regulus was allowed to accom- pany the ambassadors upon his promise to return with them to Carthage if the negotiation failed Pyrrhus had given similar permission to his Roman prisoners with the hope no doubt that in order to avoid returning to captivity they would use their influence to procure the acceptance of his terms But Regulus thinking that the proposed exchanges would be to the advantage of the Carthaginians nobly dissuaded the Senate from consenting to it He himself would be ill- exchanged he said for Carthaginian general in full health and strength for the Carthaginians he believed had given him secret poison and he felt that he could not live long The exchange was refused Regulus returned to Carthage and soon after died IV Ongfi Sientto VII VIII IX Translate Assuetum imperils soror omni Silvia cura Mollibus intexens ornabat cornua sertis Pectebatque ferum puroque in fonte lavabat Ille manum patiens mensaeque assuetus herili Errabat silvis rursusque ad limina nota Ipse domum sera quamvis se nocte ferebat Hunc procul errantem rabidae venantis lull Commovere canes fluvio cum forte secundo Deflueret ripaque aestus viridante levaret Ipse etiam exiniiae laudis succensus amore Ascanius curvo direxit spicula cornu
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