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S.A. Bent, comp.  Familiar Short Sayings of Great Men.  1887.
 
Caractacus
 
        [King of the Silures, a tribe of ancient Britons; after long resistance to Roman arms, was defeated, and carried to Rome, A.D. 51; died about 54.]
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Is it possible that a people possessed of so much magnificence at home could envy my humble cottage in Britain?
          On beholding the splendor of Rome. The Emperor Claudius received him kindly, and gave him his liberty, and, according to some writers, allowed him still to reign in part of Britain as a prince subject to Rome.—FREEMAN: Old English History.
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