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" And therefore his death was no less congratulated on the one party, than it was condoled in the other. In a word, what was said of Cinna might well be applied to him ; " he had " a head to contrive, and a tongue to persuade, " and a hand to execute, any... "
Eccentric biography; or, Sketches of remarkable characters, ancient and modern - Σελίδα 151
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