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S.A. Bent, comp.  Familiar Short Sayings of Great Men.  1887.
 
Porus
 
        [A king of India, who opposed Alexander’s invasion, 326 B.C., and was taken prisoner, but restored to his kingdom; killed 317 B.C.]
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Like a king.
          When brought before Alexander, and asked by him how he would be treated, Porus replied, “Like a king;” adding, when asked if that were all, “Every thing is included in that word king.”—PLUTARCH: Life of Alexander.
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