and on being told by him that the greater part of them had escaped, he nodded his head, and with a kindly look at the man said to him:
‘That is good news, if we have not wholly lost.’ Without another word and even without a sigh he drained the cup and laid himself down again. He did not give the poison much to do, but breathed his last speedily, so weak was he.
Plutarch. Plutarch's Lives. with an English Translation by. Bernadotte Perrin. Cambridge, MA. Harvard University Press. London. William Heinemann Ltd. 1921. 10.
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