Twelve Against the Gods by William Bolitho

By William Bolitho

My experiment at three hundred dpi, OCR'd, frist variation 1929, this version of 1939, no ISBN

This publication is meant to clarify background just a little, extra to demonstrate it, to honor with out hypocrisy the deeds of guys and girls whose future used to be greater, if no longer deeper than our personal. notably to shake unfastened the belief of the adventurer in us and people within the adventurer. integrated are sketches at the following: Alexander the nice; Casanova; Christopher Columbus; Mahomet; Lola Montez; Cagliostro, and Seraphina; Charles XII of Sweden; Napoleon I; Lucius Sergius Catiline; Napoleon III; Isadora Duncan; and Woodrow Wilson.

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Twelve Against the Gods

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But for the first time in his life this was no signal to charge. He hesitated and rode slowly to the front of the silent reserves, and addressed them. " At this the son of Jupiter snatched a short javelin from the hands of a soldier and brandished it in the air, calling on Jupiter to see the deeds of his son. Then waited again. Meanwhile on the whole centre, the supreme trust of Darius, the army of chariots, had charged. The great mass, the terror of the old world, came on with the impetus of a dam-burst, watched down the slope by the hard, pale phalanx of pikemen.

The King said nothing to them, but told the buffoon to give it all over again. " Alexander snatched an apple from the table at this and flung it in Clitus's face, and looked for his sword. But another of his friends had hidden it. He dragged himself loose from those who were trying to quiet him and rushed to the door and called out, in the Macedonian language, for his guards, saying there was a mutiny. There was a trumpeter standing on service in the anteroom, and he ordered him to sound the general alarm.

On this he now entered. His first step seems burlesque, without its somewhat subtle historical reasons. He received the tonsure of the minor orders from the Patriarch of Venice, and thus after the custom of the day became in title and dress, a parson. The Abbe Casanova. In all such times in history, when the Church for its own reasons chooses brains rather than virtue to direct it, its constitutional role in society becomes more important than its teaching. Thus, in the mineralized Europe of that day, it was the only organic tract of society that remained; where there was still movement, and where a career could grow.

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