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NAPOLEON BUONAPARTE.

Expende Annibalem :-quot libras in duce summo “ Invenies?

JUVENAL, Sat. X.

VOL. IV.

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“ The Emperor Nepos was acknowledged by the Senate, by the Italians, and by the Provincials of " Gaul; his moral virtues, and military talents, were “ loudly celebrated; and those who derived any pri“ vate benefit from his government, announced in

prophetic strains the restoration of public felicity.

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By this shameful abdication, he protracted his life

years, in a very ambiguous state, between “ an Emperor and an Exile, till

Gibbon's Decline and Fall, vol. 6, p. 220.

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