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Old Man Eloquent


Isocraʹtes; so called by Milton. When he heard of the result of the battle of Chæroneʹa, which was fatal to Grecian liberty, he died of grief.

That dishonest victory

At Chæroneʹa, fatal to liberty.

Killed with report that Old Man Eloquent.”

Milton: Sonnets.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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