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I 162 ) fell into the hands of Mead; but disdaining to take advantage of his friend's confinement, he made over to him on his release, Five Thousand guineas, being the full amount of all the fees he had received from Dr. Friend's patients during his confinement. 66. Horatius Cocles. The Romans beaten by Porsenna, fled in disorder to Rome, with the enemy close at their heels. There was a wooden bridge over the Tiber, which gave entrance into Rome. Porsenna pressed so hard on them, that there was the most imminent danger of both friend and foe enteriug the city together over the bridge. In this emergency, one man alone of all the Romans conceived the idea of stem ming the tide of pursuit; discarding all considerations of personal hazard, he resolved to devote himself to the glorious achievement.