MONOS, Thuc. i. 11,
Xen.Ages. 1. 28. would he not choose to employ
that?” “How?” “By taking their
slaves from the citizens, emancipating them and enlisting them in his
bodyguard.” “Assuredly,” he said,
“since these are those whom he can most trust.”
“Truly,” said I, “this tyrant businessFor the idiomatic and colloquial XRH=MA cf. Herod. i. 36,
Eurip.Androm. 181, Theaet. 209 E,
Aristoph.Clouds 1, Birds 826,
Wasps 933, Lysistr. 83, 1085, Acharn. 150, Peace
1219, Frogs 1278. is a blessedFor the
wretched lot of the tyrant cf. p. 368, note a. thing on your
showing, if such are the friends and ‘trusties’
George seven years before Monroe, and but a few miles distant.
To this section, from England, came, too, the Lees, who belonged to one of the oldest families in the mother country, its members from a very early date being distinguished for eminent services to sovereign and country.
By the side of William the Conqueror, at the battle of Hastings, in 1066, Lancelot Lee fought, and a later descendant, Lionel Lee, followed Richard Coeur de Lion, taking part in the third crusade to Palestine, in 1192, at the head of a company of gentlemen cavaliers, displaying great bravery at the siege of Acre.
The Lees of Virginia, a family which has, perhaps, given more statesmen and warriors to their new home than any other of our old colonial progenitors, came of an ancient and distinguished stock in England, and neither country can boast a nobler scion than the subject of these memoirs.
General Lee had never the time or inclination to study genealogy, and always said he knew nothing beyond his