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By Tacitus

"The Agricola" is either a portrait of Julius Agricola - the main recognized governor of Roman Britain and Tacitus' well-loved and revered spouse's father - and the 1st particular account of england that has come right down to us. It bargains attention-grabbing descriptions of the geography, weather and peoples of the rustic, and a succinct account of the early levels of the Roman career, approximately fatally undermined via Boudicca's rebel in advert sixty one yet consolidated via campaigns that took Agricola so far as Anglesey and northern Scotland. The warlike German tribes are the focal point of Tacitus' awareness within the "Germania", which, just like the "Agricola", usually compares the behaviour of 'barbarian' peoples favourably with the decadence and corruption of Imperial Rome.

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He said aloud. ” Lo and behold! there stood Balin and Dwalin at the door of the kitchen, and Fili and Kili behind them, and before he could say knife they had whisked the trays and a couple of small tables into the parlour and set out everything afresh. Gandalf sat at the head of the party with the thirteen dwarves all round: and Bilbo sat on a stool at the fireside, nibbling at a biscuit (his appetite was quite taken away), and trying to look as if this was all perfectly ordinary and not in the least an adventure.

On some of them were old castles with an evil look, as if they had been built by wicked people. Everything seemed gloomy, for the weather that day had taken a nasty turn. Mostly it had been as good as May can be, can be, even in merry tales, but now it was cold and wet. In the Lone-lands they had been obliged to camp when they could, but at least it had been dry. ” grumbled Bilbo, as he splashed along behind the others in a very muddy track. It was after tea-time; it was pouring with rain, and had been all day; his hood was dripping into his eyes, his cloak was full of water; the pony was tired and stumbled on stones; the others were too grumpy to talk.

As soon as the door was opened, he pushed inside, just as if he had been expected. ” he said with a low bow. ” said the hobbit, too surprised to ask any questions for the moment. ” A little stiff perhaps, but he meant it kindly. And what would you do, if an uninvited dwarf came and hung his things up in your hall without a word of explanation? They had not been at table long, in fact they had hardly reached the third cake, when there came another even louder ring at the bell. ” said the hobbit, and off he went to the door.

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