well-to-do compared with the rabble of the Imperial city. The fruit-girl in Miss Coomans'
picture is an instance of this. When Ulysses, after the fall of Troy, as the "Odyssey" relates it,
went voyaging in search of adventures, he landed at the island of Aeaea, to the westward of Sicily,
which was ruled over by the fairhaired and beautiful sorceress Circe, the daughter of the Sun.
Around her wonderful palace, where she sat enthroned on a golden throne, in a pond of lotus
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