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I think, doctor, it exceeds Virgil: Una dolo divum si faemina victa duorum est." "Very well repeated, indeed!" cries the doctor. "Do you understand all Virgil as well as you seem to do that line?" "I hope I do, sir," said she, "and Horace too; or else my father threw away his time to very little purpose in teaching me." "I ask your pardon, madam," cries the doctor.

If the just man be in truth a worshipper of the most ancient of Deities, he must needs suppose, either that the object of his worship belongs to a fallen dynasty, or what from of old has been his refuge that the sacred fire which burns within him is an "evidence of things not seen." What if I am incapable of either supposition? There remains the dignity of a hopeless cause "sed victa Catoni."

When his plan has failed, as fail it in all probability will, he still, with that serene assurance which is the attribute of mediocrity, will insist that it ought to have succeeded. "Victrix causa Diis placuit, sed victa Catoni." Those who knew him in Brittany tell me that long before he became a personage, "le plan de Trochu" was a standing joke throughout that province.

I think, doctor, it exceeds Virgil: Una dolo divum si faemina victa duorum est." "Very well repeated, indeed!" cries the doctor. "Do you understand all Virgil as well as you seem to do that line?" "I hope I do, sir," said she, "and Horace too; or else my father threw away his time to very little purpose in teaching me." "I ask your pardon, madam," cries the doctor.

Ladies do not send in compromising letters to their lovers when they are on their feet in Parliament; nor, if such an accident should happen, do the lovers pass them over to be read by the ladies' brothers. "Victrix causa Deis placuit, sed victa Catoni."

As to the act of the Bishops, I thought, to borrow a Scriptural image from Walter Scott, that they had "seethed the kid in his mother's milk." I said to a friend: "Victrix causa diis placuit, sed victa Catoni."

One man alone dared openly to combat the proposal, the great Carnot; and the opposition of Curée to Carnot might have recalled to the minds of those abject champions of popular liberty the verse that glitters amidst the literary rubbish of the Roman Empire: "Victrix causa deis placuit, sed victa Catoni." The Tribunate named a commission to report; it was favourable to the Bonapartes.

I might dedicate the book to the successful general who is now the President of the United States, with the hope that his integrity and justice will restore peace and happiness, so far as he can, to those unhappy States which have suffered so much from war and the unrelenting hostility of wicked men. But as the Roman poet says, "'Victrix causa deis placuit, sed victa Catoni;

One man alone dared openly to combat the proposal, the great Carnot; and the opposition of Curée to Carnot might have recalled to the minds of those abject champions of popular liberty the verse that glitters amidst the literary rubbish of the Roman Empire: "Victrix causa deis placuit, sed victa Catoni." The Tribunate named a commission to report; it was favourable to the Bonapartes.

How many of these revolutionists have we seen secretly convinced of the overwhelming force of evil, and the certain defeat of their cause, and yet transported with love for a lost cause "... sed victa Catoni" ... and filled with the hope of dying for her, destroying or being destroyed. The crushed Commune gave rise to many aspirations, not for its victory, but for a similar annihilation!