Puslapio vaizdai

"that Rome, like every other city, had men of "all dispositions; and wanting a buffoon, he 66 went into the senate-house for that which the "senate-house would certainly have afforded "him. He was inclined to show an usurper and "a murderer not only odious but despicable; "he therefore added drunkenness to his other "qualities; knowing that kings love wine like "other men, and that wine exerts its natural power upon kings. These are the petty cavils "of petty minds; a poet overlooks the casual "distinctions of country and condition, as a painter, satisfied with the figure, neglects the drapery."

[ocr errors]
[ocr errors]
[ocr errors]

Printed by W. Bulmer and Co.
Cleveland-Row, St. James's.

« AnkstesnisTęsti »