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of 74 T exclaiming, step, executioner, stop. A man came up covered with dust and sweat, and în an instant leaped cff his horse, and ascene ding the scaffold, embraced Pythias. This was Damon; he instantly exclaimed, you are sase my friend, you are safe. But Pythias instead of testifying any pleasure at his arriyal cxclaimed, by what cruel haste have you arrived here to die? . Why did not the winds detain you one hour longer ? But since is eannot die to save you, I wil die to accompany you. Dionysius the tyrant who was present was touched with the scene; he descended from his throne, and ascending the scaffold said, live, ye incomparable friends, live ; you have demonstrated that virtue stili lives in the world. Live happy in your sriendip; but grant me this favor; receive me into the number of your friends, and let me participate in a friendship of so divine a charac. ter.