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" What Cesar 9" asked Pomponias.
"Tiberlas Claudius Nero," returned Paulus. b
He naturally supposed that this formal- a1
- saonding answer would have struck some awe us
into the carious company among whom he had s0
so unwittingly alighted with his rustic charge. CO
"What " exolaimed Pomponius Fisccus, o
" "Biberius Caldin Mero, say you 1"
Panlus started in amazement.
""Z'ri. drunk," continued Piso, " e quo- pr
Bow does it go on 1 er quo-" Mc
" e quo." resumed l'omponius solemnly,
as mel faew 10,9d an.
The astonishment of Paulus and el nigna
knew no bounds. Was it possible that in the n
very precincts of Csnsar'a residence for the
time, at the door of an imperial palace, within
hearing of two pra.torian sentries, in the pub- nu
lie street and open daylight, persons should be
found, not reckless outcasts maddened by
desperation, but a whole company of patri- tu
cians, who correcting each other as they might
do in reciting a popular proverb, or an ad- "u
mired song, should speak thus of the mlan to no
whom gladiators, having not an hour to live, an
cried, " As we die we salute thee 9" The man Jo
at whose name even courageous innoconce h"'
"I said," repeated Paulus after a pause, fir
" Tiberins Claudius Nero." th
"And I said," replied l'omponios, " Iliberius to
"Drunk but once," added Lucius Piso, who he
had evidently quite recovered from his own til
"Since ever be was so first," concluded on
"A general langh, izn which all present "
joined save Paulus and Benigna, greeted this TI
sally, and, in the midst of their hilarity an al
elegant open chariot of richly-sculptured to
bronze, the work being far more costly than in
the material, drawn by two handsome horses, ti,
and driven by a vigorous and expert chariot- Je
ear, came swiftly down the street in the con- pl
trary direction of the camp, and stopped oppo- or
site the door. ti,
As the horses were pulled back upon their 1
haunches, a youth, tall, well made, and emi- re
nently graceful, sprang to the ground. Ile had
a countenance in the extraordinary beauty of w
which intellect, attempered by a sweet, grave,
and musing expressing, played masterful and vi
laminous. He was neatly but gravely dressed, 10
after the Athenian fashion. The four person di
ages at the door, who were, by the by, far m
more floridly arrayed, and wore various orna- is
ments, nevertheless looked like bats among th
which a bird of paradise had suddenly alight tt
ed. No gayety of attire could osver the on- re
loveliness of their minds, lives, and natures,
nor could the plainness of his costume cause tr
the new-comer to be disregarded or mistaken an
anywhere. In the whole company LuciusPiso 1)
alone was a man of sense, solid attainments, a,
and spirit, though he was a hard drinker. m
Even the others, drivelling jesters as they pi
were, became sober now at once ; they uncov- g,
ered instinctively, and greeted the youth, as to
he passed, with an obeisance as low as that sl
performed by the ostiarius, who stood ready to
admit him. Whetn, returning these salutes, he fo
had entered the palace, Piso said, for the in- A
formation of Vedins Pollio, who had come from p
Pompeii, " ThaI is he."
" What I the young Athenian philosopher of p
whom we have beard so much t"
"Yes. Dionysins, young as he is, I am told o1
that be is certain to fill the next vacancy in
their famous Areopagus." tl
"He is high in Augustus's good graces, is he at
not t" asked Pollio. c'
"Augustus would swear by him," said Flac- a
cue. " It is lucky for all of us that the youth I.
has no ambition, and is going away again n
"What does liberlus say of him 1" inquired a
"Say I Why, what does he ever say of any a
one, at least of any distinguished man t"
"Simply not a word." c
" Well, think then what does he think t"
"Not lovingly, I suspect. Their spirits,
their geniunes, would not long agree. If he
was emperor, ]ionysius of Athens would not I
have so brilliant a reception at court."
" "But is it then really brilliantt I lfis on 1
so young sustain his own palt T" asked l'ollio.
" You never heard aniy person like hi nt,
will answer for that," replied I.uclum l'tio.
" ie is admirable. I was ama,'ed when I mta
him. Angustus, you know, is niu dotardl, and
Augustus is enchanted with hiLii. The ,,ell ,of
letters, besides, are all laving about hint, from
old Titus Livy down to L. Variue, the twiddler
of verses, the twiddle-de-dee successor of our
immortal Ilorace and our irreplaceable Virgil
And then Quintus Ilaterius, who has scarcely
less learning than Varro, (and muchl more
worldly knowledge;) lHaterius, who is himself
what orudite persons rarely are, the nmost fas.
uinating talker alive, and certainly the finest
public speaker that has addressed as assembly
since the death of poor Cicero, declares that
Dionysius of Athens-"
"Ah I enough I enough I" cried Apicius, in
terrepting; "you make me sick with these
praises oft airy, intangible nothings. I shan't
eat comfortably to-day. What are all his ac
complishments, I bhould like to know, com
pared to one good dinner )"
" You will have long ceased to eat," setorted
Piso," when has name will yet contitnio to he
"And what good will pronouniolng do,, if oin
are hungry?" said Apicius.
"What has he come to Italy for ?'" pet lisitedl
"Yon know," said Piso, "that all over the
s eat, from immemorial time, some great, myb
terious and stupendous being has been ex
peted to appear on earth about this very
"Not only in the east, good Piso," said Pol
tio; "my nedghbor in Italy, you know, the
Cowman sybil, is construed now never to have loc
had any other theme." the
" Ton are right," returned Pleo; "I meant
to say that the prevailing notion has always the
s. been that it is in the east thLs personage will get
1- appear, and then his away is to extend grad- sot
re nally into every part of the world. Old say- of
Jd togs, varioua warning oracles, traditions among ha
e. common peasants, who cannot speak each oth- pl
er's languages and don't even know of each me
other's existence, the obscure songs of the of
sibyls, the dream of all mankind, the mystical ado
presentiments of the world concur, and have plo
long concurred, upon that singular subject. Le
Moreover, the increasing corruption of morals, wil
to which Horace adverts," added Piso, " will I
a and must end in dissolving society altogether, poi
e unless arrested by the advent of some such as
e being. That is manifest. IIaterius and others sib
who are learned in the Hebrew literature, tell sla
tme that prodigies and portents, so well au- bet
thenticated that it is no more possible to doubt a I
them than it is to doubt thatJulius Cissar was net
murdered in Rome, were performed by men no
t who, ages ago, much nmore distinctly and mi. til.
1. nutely foretold the coiring of this person at or air
m H,ar the very time in which we are living; the
D, and, accordingly, that the whole nation of the TL
Jews (convinced that those who could perform col
e such things must have enjoyed more than hi,
nmortal knowledge and power) fully expect and tit
lirmly believe that the being predicted by an
these workers of portents is now immediately
, to appear. Thus, Ilaterins-" he
"No," said Pomponius Flaccus, shaking his dij
o head, looking on the ground, and pressing the tii
n tip of his fore-finger against his forehead, ro
" that is not lateriuse's argument, or rather it is ut
id only the half of it."
"I now remember," resumed Lucius Piso; y
at "you are correct in checking my version of it. bl
is These ancient seers and wonder-workers had I
in also foretold several things that were to come kr
id to pass earlier than the advent of the great be- L
in ing, and these things having in their respective to
s times all duly occurred, serve to convince the
t- Jews, and indeed have also convinced many
n- philosophic 'inquirers, of whom Dionysius is ot
o- one, studying the prophetical books in ques- Ye
tion, and then exnloring the history of the nu
ir Hebrews, to see whether subsequent events ye
i- really correspond with what had been foretold Al
id -the seers who could perform the portents I
of which they performed in their day, and who an
., besides possessed a knowledgeef future events
ad verified by the issue, were and must be geonu
d, loely and truly prophets, and that their pre- Di
n dictions deserved-belief concerning this great, ni
ar mysterious and much needed personage, who th
a- is to appear in the present generation. And th
ig then there is the universal tradition, there is wI
It the universal expectation, to confirm such
n- reasonings," added Pieo. on
se, The astounding character, as well as the in- u
so trinsic importance and interest of this conver
an sation, its reference to his half-countrymiano
no Dionysius, of whom he had heard so much,
t, and the glimpses of society, the hints about
ir. men and things which it afforded him, had se
ry prevented Paulus from asking these exalted bi
V- gentlefolk to make room for him and luenigna
as to pans, and had held him, and indeed her also, lo
at spell-bound. w
to " But how all this accounts, most noble Piso, y'
he for the visit of the Athenian to the court of cc
- Augustus, you have forgotten to say," remarked
,i Pollio. sc
" lie obtained," replied Piso, " the emperor's us
of permission to study the Sybylline books." r
" What a pity," said Flaccus, "that the first Si
lot old books were burnt in the great fire at Rome."
in " Well," resumed Lucius Pisa, " he brought h
this permission to me, as governor of Rome, a
he and I went with him myself to the quindo cc
cemviri and the other proper authorities. Oh!
ac- as to the books, it is the opinion of those
lth learned in such matters that there is little or tl
sin nothing in the old books which has not been a
recovered in the collection obtained by the
!ed senate afterward from Coumi, Greece, Egypt, a
Babylon, and all places where either the sibylae
ny still lived, or their oracles were preserved."
" But, after all," said Pollio, " are not these
oracles the ravings of enthusiasm, if not in
its, " Cicero, although in general so sarcastic
he and disdainful, so incredulous and so hard to
not pleare." answered P'iso, " has settled that
"lie has, I allow it," added Pomponius
i l. Flacen, "and settlcd it most completely
What a charming p:isage that is wherein the
inco:mparable thinker, mtttehless writer, andil
not fahtidlms riltic expresses his reverentlial opin
ad iun of thei. St11b llin bootks, and demouetaltes
with triallnlphanlt logic their claims ulion the
attention of all rational, all clear-headed. and
ier philosophio in~ltrers! I
our " am nm t a rational, or clear-lheaded, or
il philosophic inquirer," broke in Apicius. " Come I
:ly do some to the ampll,; anld do pray at least al
o low this foreign looking yollong gentleman and
l rustic damsel to ncuter the doorway."
f. And so they all depasrted together.
sest The aerssis had nmeanwhile summoned the
ally mstr of sdmnsions, who beckoned to Paulus
hut and he, followed by ltenigna, now entered the
hall, which was flagged with lozenge-formed
in- marbles of diffrent hues, and supported by
ese four pillars of porphyry. The adventurers
'pas.ed the perpetual fire in the ancestral or
ac- image-rooum, and s.w the images of the Ma
om mnrr:s, dark with the nsoke of mIany genera
tious; they crosocld anothter chamber hung
rted with pictues antd welnt half rouind the galler
ne kd andt shady Intpluv numn, ItIclosig a kind of
ik'nterial Rtaidel, wlere, mndorte tle Ilame ol the
sunlight, from which they were themselves
sheltered, they bcehild, like streams of bhalken
idti mliamonuds, the bspray of the pilasling fountains,
the statues in mauy-tiut.d marble, and the
th I glon ig colors of a thousand exquisite flowerse.
Near the end of one whg of the colonnaded
ex- tquadransgle they arrived at a door, which they
very were passing when their guidle stopped thenr,
and as the door flew open to his knock, he
Pol- made them a bow and preceded them through
the the aperture.
They noticed, as they followed, that the
s slate who had opened this door was obhaloed
looked up, were writing In the room which
they now entered. in
The master of admissions, glaneing round th
the chamber, said, addressing the slaves in
general, "Claudius is not here, I pereeive; let pr
some one go for him, and say that the daughter in
of Crispus, of the One Hundredth Milestone, ye
has been charged to communicate to him the Ina
pleasure of Tibesins Cesar touching his tis- of
mediate manumission; and that I, the master on
of admissions in the Mamorran palace, am to wa
add a circumstance or two which will com- an
plete the information the damsel has to give. do
Let some one, therefore, fetch Claudius forth- Or
with, and tell him that he keeps us waiting.', th
During this speech, which was rather pom- Be
pously delivered, Paulus noticed that, close to
a second door in the chamber at the end oppo- or
site to that where they had entered, a young an
slave was seated upon a low settle, with a hide wl
belt round his waist, to which was padlocked at
a light but strong brass chain, soldered at the de
nether link to a staple in the foor. This slave an
now rose, and opening the door, held it ajar of
till one of the clerks, after a brief whisper fir
among themselves, was detached to execute to
the errand which the steward had delivered. sh
The slave closed the door again, the clerks re- sa
continued their writing, the steward half shot th
his eyes, and leaned against a pillar in an at
titude of serene if not sublime expectation; fr,
and Paulus and Benigna waited in silence.
During the pause which ensued, Paulus be- be
held the steward saddenly jump out of his m
dignified posture, and felt a hand at the same so
time laid lightly on his shoulder. Turning so
round, he saw the youth who had a few min- tb
utes before descended from the bronze chariot.
"Ought I not to be an acquaintance of m
yours 1" asked the now-comer with an agreea- cc
ble smile. " You are strikingly like one whom y(
I have known. He was a valiant Roman
knight, once resident in Greece; I mean Paulus di
Lepidus Emilius, who helped, with Mark An
tony, to win the great day of Philippi."
"I am, indeed, his only son," said Paulus.
" You and a sister, I think," returned the
other, "had been left at home, in Thrace, with at
your nurse and the servants, when some busi- at
ness a little more than three years ago brought ,
your father and his wife, the Lady Aglais, to
Athens. There I met them. Alas! he is gone. m
I have heard it. But where are your mother ai
and your sister f"
Paulus told him. al
"Well, I request you to say to them that d,
Dionysius.of Athens-so people style me-re- oI
members them with affection. I will visit al
them and you. Do I intrude if I ask who is it
this damsel " (glancing kindly toward Benigna
who had listened with visible interest.)
Paulus told him, in a few rapid words, not d
only who she was, but with distinct details ei
upon what errand she had come. p
He had scarcely finished when Claudius, the a
slave, arrived breathless, in obedience to the o
summons of the magister. 1I
"The orders of Tiberius Cesar to me," oh
served this functionary in a slow, loud voice, n
but with rather a shamefaced glance at Dion,
" are, that I should see that you, Clanudius,
learnt from this maiden the conditions upon o
which he is graciously pleased to grant you f
your liberty, and then that I should myself o
f communicate something in addition." a
" O Claudius!" began Benigna, blushing i
scarlet, " we, that is, not you, but I-I was c
not fair, I was not just to Tib-that is--just v
read this letter from the illustrious prefect h
t Sejrnue to my father."
Claudius, very pale and biting his lip, ran d
t his eye in a moment through the document, o
and giving it back to Benigna, awaited the a
" Well," said she, " only this moment have
I learnt the easy, the trifling condition which
r the generous Caesar, and tribune of the people,
n attaches to his bounaty."
There was a meaning smile interchanged
a, among the slaves, which escaped none present
is except Benigna; and Clandius became yet
me "The prefect Sejanus has just told Master I
Paulus," pursued the young maiden, " that
you have only to break a horse for Tiberins
ic Casar to obtain forthwith your freedom, and
fifty thousand sesterces, too," she added in a
A dead silence ensued, and lasted for several
Y Paulus A::nilius, naturally penetrating and
be i of a vivid though imperfectly-educated mind,
id discerned this much, that some mystery, some
not insigniti-ant secret, was in the act of dis
Cl closnre. The illinstrious visitor from Athens
lie had let the hand which lay on Paulus's
id shoulder fall negligently to his side, and with
his head thrown a little back, and a solmeWhat
or downward sweeping glance, was surveying the
ne scene. lie possessed a far higher order of in
ii- tellect than the gallant and bright-witted
ad youth who was standing beside him; and had
aeceived, in the largest measure that the
erudite civilisation of classis antiquity could
he aford, that finished mental training which
ns was precisely what Palule, however accom
he plished in all athletic exercises, rather lacked.
ed Both the youths easily saw that something
by was to some; they both felt that a secret was
ers on the leap.
or "Break a horse !" exclaimed the slave
[a- Clauadils, with parched, white lips; " I am a
ra. poor lad who Ihave always been at the desk I
SWhat do I know of horbes or of riding ?"
r- There was an inclination to titter among the
cf clerks, but it was checked by their gocd.na
the ure-indeed, by their liking for Clandins;
ve they all looked up, however.
ken " Your illustious master," replied the magis
Ias, or oL steward, or major dUnoie, "has thought
the of this, and, indeed, of everything," again the
ers. n dlirected the same shamefaced glaice as
led before toward Dion. " Knowing, probably,
hby your unexloertness in horses, which is no secret
enr, among your fellow slaves, and in truth, among
he all your acquainutances, Taberins Cmsar has, in
ugh the first place, selected for you the very animal
out of all t.is stables, which you are to ride sat,
the the games in the oros before the couple of
ned hundred thousand people who will erown the
"At the games!" interrupted Claudins, "and
in the circus f Why, all who know me, know ate
that I'm an arrant coward." to
Like a burst of bells, peal upon peal, irrrme sos
pressible, joyous, defiant and frank, as if ring- alt
ing with astonishment and scorn at the thing it 1
yet also fall of friendliness and honest, pity- me
ing love for the pereon, broke forth the laugh dni
of Paloas. It was so genuine and so infeotu- net
ona, that even Dion smiled in a critical, musing An
way, while all the slaves chuckled audibly, or
and the slave chained to the staple near the kn
door rattled his brass fastenings at his sides. ital
Only three individuals preserved their gravity,
the abatre-faced steward, poor little frightened tio
Benigna and the astonished Claudius himself. we
"In the second place," persued the magister eat
or steward, " besides cheoosing for you the very the
animal, the individual and particular horse, thi
which you sie to ride, the Casar has consider- any
ately determined and decided, in view of your Mc
deserved popularity among all your acquaint- fro
ances, that, if any acquaintance of yours, any ph
of your numerous friends, any other person, in ino
fine, whoever, in your stead, shall volunteeer nei
to break this horse for Tiberius Cwsar, you hit
shall receive your freedom and the fifty thou- wi
sand sesterces the very next morning, exactly an
the same." see
A rather weak and vague murmur of applause tet
from the slaves followed this official statement. thl
"And so the Casar," said Claudius, " has all
both selected me the steed, and has allowed on
me a substitute to break him, if I can find any be
substitute. Suppose, however, that I decline te,
such sonditions of liberty altogether-what P"
then I" ho
"Then Tiberius Caear sells you to-morrow ern
morning to Vedius Pollio of Pompeii, who has la]
come hither on purpose to buy yon, and carry all
you home to his Cumman villa."it
"To his tank, you mean," replied poor Clan- th
dines, " in order that I may fatten his lampreys. jou
I am in a pretty species of predicament. But fei
name the horse which I am to break at the
Dion turned his head slightly toward the be
steward, who was about to answer, and the
steward remained silent. A sort of enchant- ca
ment shot through the apartment. oa
"Name the horse, if you please, honored ns
magister," said Claudius. Even now the stew- W
ard could not, or did not, speak.
Before the painful pause was broken, the re
attention of all present was arrested by a snd* h
den uproar in the street. The noise of a furi- Al
one trampling, combined with successive bi
shrieks, whether of pain or terror, was borne th
into the palace. bh
Dionysinus, followed by Paulus, by Claudine, Ci
by the steward and Benigna, ran to the win- ea
dow, if such it can be termed, drew aside the fo
silken curtain, and pushed open the gaudily- fa
painted, perforated shutter, when a strange tii
and alarming spectacle was presented in the he
open space formed by cross streets before the hi
left front of the mansion. m
A magnificent horse of bigger stature yet of hi
more elegant proportions than the horsese
which were then used for the Roman cavalry, fa
was in the act of rearing; and within stroke el
I of his fore feet, on coming down, lay a man,
face under, motionless, a woolen tunic ripped
f open behind at the shoulder, disclosed some it
sort of wound, from which the blood was flow- a
ing. The horse, which was of a bright roan
color, was neither ridden nor saddled, but giro t1
with a cloth round the belly, and led, or rather y
held back, by two long cavassons, which a a
couple of powerfully-built, swarthy men,
dressed like slaves, held at the further ends on
opposite sides of the beast, considerably apart, a
and perhaps thirty feet behind him. One of a
these lines or reins-that nearest the palace
was taut, the other was slack; and the slave t
who held the former had rolled it twice or
Is thrice round his bare arm, and was leaning c
back, and hauling, hand over hand.
The animal had apparently stricken on the
back, unawares, with a fore-foot play and a
pawing blow, the man who was lying so still
and motionless on the pavement, and the beast,
having reared, was now trying to come down
upon his victim. But no sooner were his f.re
d legs in the air than he, of course, thereby
a yielded a nsudden purchase to the groom who
was pulling him with the taut cavasson, and
this man was thus at last enabled to drag him
fairly off his hind-legs, and to bring him with
a hollow thump to the ground upon his side.
id Before the brute could again struggle to his
d, feet, four or five soldiers who happened to be
le nigh, running to the rescue, had lifted, and
a- carried out of harm's way, the prostrate and
us wounded man.
i's "That is the very horse!" exclaimed the
th magi-ter, stretching his neck between the
at shoulders of Dion and Paulus, at the small
be window of the palace.
n- " I observe," said Paulus, "that the cavasson
ed is ringed to a muzzle-the beast is indisputably
be "Why is he muasled ?"
Id "Because," replied the magister, "he eats
oh people !"
m- " Eats people !" echoed Paulns, in surprise.
"d. "O gods !" cried Benigna.
ug "Yes," quoth the steward; "the horse is
as priceless; he comes of an inestimable breed;
that is the present representative of the Sejan
ve race of steas. Your Tauric horses are cats in
a comparison; your cavalry borses but goats.
k I That animal is directly descended from the
real horse Sejanus, and excels, they even say,
he his sire, and indeed he also in his turn goes
a- now by the old name. Hlie is the horse Se
At these words Pauluse could not, though he
i tried hard, help casting one glance toward
;ht Benigna, who had been with him only so short
he a time before at the top of the palace, listen
as ing to the conversation of the tipsy patricians.
ly, The pour little girl had become very white and
ret very scare faced.
ng "Tell us more," said Dionysius, "of this
in matter. worthy magister. We have ail heard
nal that phrase of ill-omen-' such and asuch a
at, person has the horse Bsejanua'-meaning that
Sof be is unlacky, that he is doomed to destra
Ie lties. N wbs l a
"Like all popular proverbs," replied the
steward, with a bow of the deepest reverence
to the young Athenian philosopher, " it has
some value, my lord, and a real foundation,
although Tiberins has determined to confute
it by practical proof. Too must bave heard,
most illustrious senator of Athens, that
during the civil wars which preceded the
summer-day stillness of this glorious reign of
Augustuos, no one ever appeared in battle-field
or festive show so splendidly mounted as the
knight Cnelus Sejas, whose name has attached
itself to the race.
"His horse, which was of enormous propor
tions, like the beast you bhave just beheld,
would try to throw you first and would try to
eat you afterward. Few could ride him : and
then his plan was simple. Those whom he
threw he would beat to death with hip paws,
and then- tear them to pieces with his teeth.
Moreover, if he could not. dislodge his rider
from the ephippia by honest plunging and fair
play, he would writhe his neck like a serpent
indeed, the square front, large eyes and supple
neck remind one of a serpent; he vould twist
his head back, I say, all white and dasaling,
with the ears laid close, the lips drawn away,
and the glitter of his teeth displayed, and,
seizing the knee-cap or the shin-bone, would
tear it off, and bring down the best horseman
that ever bestrode a Bucephalos. What nun
ally followed was frightful to behold; for,
once a rider was dismounted, the shoulder has
been seen to come away between the brute's
teeth, with knots and tresses of tendons drip
ping blood like tendrils, and the ferocious
horse has been known with his great fat grind
ere to crush the skull of the fallen person, and
lap up the brains-as you would crack a nut
after which, he paws the prostrate figure till
it no longer resembles the form of man. But
the present horse Bejanns, which you have
just beheld, excels all in strength, beauty and
ferocity ; he belongs to my master Tiberinus."
a "Ah gods !" exclaimed poor Benigna; " this
is the description of a demon rather than of a
Diunysinus and Paulus exchanged one signifi
cant glance, and the former said, " What be
came of the first possessor, who yields his
I name to so unexampled a breed of horses
- What became of the knight Sejas T"
"A whisper had transpired, illastrious sir,"
e replied the steward, " that this unhappy man
had fed the brute upon human flesh. Mark
Antony, who coveted possession of the horse,
e brought some accunation, but not this, against
e the knight, who was eventually put to death.
but Dolabells, the former lieutenant of Julius
, Camsar, had just before given a hundred thou
. sand sesterces to Sejus for the animal; there
e fore Antony killed the knight for nothing, and
fr hiled to get Sejanus-at least he failed that
: time. Dolabella, however, did not prosper;
e he almost immediately afterward murdered
e himself. Cassius thereupon became the next
master of the Bejan horse, and Cassius rode
f him at the fatal battle of Philippi, losing
s, which, Cassius in his turn, after that resolute
, fashion of which we all have heard, put an
:e end to his own existence."
u "To one form of it," observed Dionysios.
d '"This time,"continued the magistrate, bow
1e ing, "Mark Antony had his way-he became
. at last the lord of the Sejan horse, but like.
an wise he, in his turn, was doomed to exemplify
rt the brute's ominous reputation; for Antony, as
,r you know, killed himself a little subsequently
a at Alexandria. The horse had four proprietors
in a very short period, and in immediate suno
n session, the first of whom was cruelly slain,
t and the three others slew themselves. Hence,
of noble sir, the proverb."
- By this time the magister had told his tale,
we the street outside bad become empty and silent,
or and the parties within the ehamber had thor
,g oughly mastered and understood the horrible
truth which underlay the case of the slave
e Claudius, and this new instance of Tiberins's
La wrath and vengeance.
(To be continued.)
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MARTIN LANNES, BUTCHER,
STALLS 37, 38 and 7,
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA,
respectfully informs his friends and the public in gen -
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Boarding-hoosees teamboats ShiDps and tearmsblns.
with the beat BEEF. MUtrON, PORK. SAUSAGES.
Tripe. Pigs. Fowl, Game, Vegetables. etc. etc., and
everything the markeut affords at the veory lowrest rates.
Thanking my customers for past favoro. I solicit a con
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M. WHEELABHAN 119 Commao strent.
SGenuind English WHITE LEA (B. B.) lwayst
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17 ............Chsrtres street........... 17
2 A. UROUSSHAU, Importer,
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c MATTING-l-n rolls White, Check and tancy.
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