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Sunday, 1 April 2018

William Barnes (Dorset Poet) on the Spartans



"Come home either with this shield, or on it".


The William Barnes Society lecture by Dr. Richard Bradbury sent me back to Barnes' book, Views of Labour and Gold (1859). As I have already written about for the Barnes Society about Greece (Part 1, and Part 2), this section seems particularly relevant.

'The Wealth of the Cynic Philosophers and the Spartans', from Views of Labour and Gold (1859):



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