Of diners actions passing betweene the first and second Punick Warres

  • Walter Ralegh


Here let vs rest awhile, as in a conuenient breathing place: whence wee may take prospect of the subiect, ouer which wee trauaile. Behold a tyrannicall Citie, persecuted by her owne mercinaries with a deadlie warre. It is a common thing, as being almost necessarie, that a tyrannie should bee vpheld by mercinarie forces: it is common that mercinaries should be false: and it is common, that all warre, made against Tyrants, should be exceeding full of hate and crueltie. Yet wee seldome heare, that the ruine of a Tyrannie is procured or sought, by those that were hired to maintaine the power of it: and seldome or neuer doe we reade of any warre, that hath beene prosecuted with such inexpiable hatred, as this that is now in hand.


Great Part World History Common Thing Deadlie Warre Transnational History 
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© C. A. Patrides 1971

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  • Walter Ralegh

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