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As to the precise classical authorities in question, we have already become acquainted with Diodorus and Ælianus in the earlier portion of this work.  Compare the two passages of Xenophon’s Hellenica, iii, 4, 7; iii, 5, 13. When Hannibal was marching down this valley, Fabius, by his superior knowledge of the country, came up with him, placed four thousand men to guard the narrow outlet, established the main body in a safe position in the mountains, and with the light-armed troops fell upon and harassed the rear of Hannibal’s army, throwing it all into disorder, and killing about eight hundred men. Aids to Long Life. Crown 8vo, 2s.; cloth limp, 2s. They have continual war with the nations that live further within the mainland, beyond their mountains, to which they go naked, and without other arms than their bows and wooden swords, fashioned at one end like the head of our javelins.
The main thing in which Danby, Halifax, Nottingham, and Shrewsbury agreed was in complaining that William did not make them his confidants, but preferred the secret advice of Bentinck, whom he soon made Earl of Portland, and the counsel of Sidney, whom he created Lord Sidney. This uncalculating conduct on the part of Rupert continued through the whole war, and no amount of experience of the disastrous results of it ever cured him of it in the least. On the 7th of June, while at Cold Harbor, I had as already indicated sent Sheridan with two divisions of cavalry to destroy as much as he could of the Virginia Central Railroad. Rien n’est beau que le vrai; le vrai seul est 50 aimable—Nothing is beautiful but the true; the true alone is lovely.