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[66] But, as I take the fact to have been, Pompeius was rather taking precautions than feeling any actual alarm, guarding not only against those things which it was reasonable to fear, but also against everything which could possibly disquiet you.

The house of Caius Caesar, that most illustrious and gallant man, was besieged, as was reported during many hours of the night. No one in that frequented part of the city had either seen or heard of any such thing. Still such a report spread about. I could not possibly suspect Cnaeus Pompeius, a man of the most admirable valour, of being timid; and thought no diligence could be over-strained in a man who had undertaken the management and protection of the whole of the republic. In a very full meeting of the senate, lately held in the Capitol, a senator was found to say that Milo had a weapon about him. He threw back his garments in that most sacred temple, that, since the life of so good a citizen and so good a man could not procure him credit the facts themselves might speak for him while he held his peace.


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