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Κάγω τοιούτός είμ', έπει δυσμηχανώ
Λόγοισι τον θανόντανιστάναι πάλιν. .

Æsch. Agamemnon.

100.c.78 .

LONDON:
THOMAS RICHARDSON AND SON,

26, PATERNOSTER ROW,
9, CAPEL STREET, DUBLIN, AND DERBY.

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unusual, when pleasant sites frequented for their beauty, or places through which many have to pass in the pursuit of their accustomed occupations, present objects that are suggestive of some elevated thougbt or inspiring and

tender remembrance, which may conduce to the intellectual and moral education of those who visit them. The ancients, in their municipal arrangements, seem to have expressly provided for this result. The high roads, for instance, leading out of Rome, and stretching on across the sunny plains of the Campagna, were, as every one knows, marked at intervals for many a mile by the solitary tombs of heroes; and allusion to the same provision may be found in the fragments of the old Greek poets, as where Philemon desires us, when going out into the country, and passing by the tombs and sepulchres, to remember that each of those for whom they were constructed, used to the last to exclaim, “I will sail, I will plant, I will build ;” and, as where Menander says, “when you are on the high road, and wish to know yourself, turn your eye towards

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