We have enough to do to deal with the disease, without troubling ourselves with these superfluous rules.
As little mercy was shown by the populace to sufferers of a humbler rank. I do not only find it hard to piece our actions to one another, but I moreover find it hard properly to design each by itself by any principal quality, so ambiguous and variform they are with diverse lights. He should not be embarrassed in making his selections. It is said that during their contest with the Pierides, the Muses played and sang on the summit of Mount Helicon with such extraordinary power and sweetness, that heaven and earth stood still to listen, whilst the mountain raised itself in joyous ecstasy towards the abode of the celestial gods. Darius II.
And compared to the duration of life it did not seem to him slower than an awakening from sleep compared to the duration of a dream. The numerous army, assembled in the East by the late emperor, instead of being immediately dispersed by Macrinus through the several provinces, was suffered to remain united in Syria, during the winter that followed his elevation. Forty thousand Moors and Carthaginians had been raised since the reduction of Africa. He did not see it: instead the news of his father’s death reached the young Nebuchadrezzar (Nabu-kudur-usur, i.e. “Nabu protect the crown”) shortly after the victory of the Egyptians, which decided the fate of Syria for the time being; and leaving his generals to follow up the victory, he had to return to Babylon in hot haste to assume the royal dignity that awaited him. Both there and at Pisa, where he was subsequently governor in 1700, his popularity was so great that on his removal the inhabitants of both cities petitioned for his recall.
Balashëv, feeling it incumbent on him to reply, said that from the Russian side things did not appear in so gloomy a light. “Well, do you think I shall prevent her, that I can’t part from her?” said the old prince angrily. The sergeant ran up to the officer and in a frightened whisper informed him (as a butler at dinner informs his master that there is no more of some wine asked for) that there were no more charges.