Now, though the living kinsmen of these dead deserve our
sympathy, bereaved of such brave men and divorced from close and affectionate
association, and though the life of our native land is desolate and filled with
tears and mourning, nevertheless these dead by a just calculation are
happy.1 First of all, bartering little for much, a brief
time for all eternity, they leave behind them an ageless fame2
1 Compare Hyp.
24 “Are we not to think them fortunate because their
valor was proven rather than unfortunate because their lives were
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