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[6] ‘Come, O king of the Lacedaemonians, when we go forth let no one see us weeping or doing anything unworthy of Sparta. For this lies in our power, and this alone; but as for the issues of fortune, we shall have what the Deity may grant.’ After saying this, she composed her countenance and proceeded to the ship with her little grandson, and bade the captain put to sea with all speed.

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