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[ 186 J have spoken even more violently, if their wine had not failed them. The monarch laughed much at this sally, and pardoned them. 80. Philopетет. Philopemen, a Grecian, one of the most illustrious Captains of his age, marching with his army, moved on before them and arriving first at the place of his encampment, found every one cager in preparing a magnificent repast for him. A woman looking at his countenance took him for one of his servants, from his unpleasant look, and asked him to assist her in cleaving the wood ; without saying another word, he took up a hatchet and began to cut the wood with all his might. His principal officers arrived soon after, and seeing him at that employment, asked him what he Waş doing. He replied with a smiling countenance, that he was paying the penalty of his unfortunate countenance.