Neither quality shall by itself avail.
Now himselfe confesseth in some place, that when he began this worke, at the first it was but to profit others; but that afterwards it was to profit himselfe, looking upon those histories, as if he had looked in a glasse, and seeking to reform his life in some sort, and to forme it in the mould of the vertues of these great men; taking this fashion of searching their manners, and writing the Lives of these noble men, to be a familiar haunting and frequenting of them. I had now no sight but of Jesus Christ alone. He sometimes noticed with dissatisfaction that he repeated the same remark on the same day in different circles. It very often happened that in a moment of irritation husband and wife would have a dispute, but long afterwards Pierre to his surprise and delight would find in his wife’s ideas and actions the very thought against which she had argued, but divested of everything superfluous that in the excitement of the dispute he had added when expressing his opinion. Prince George was a remarkably stupid personage, whose constant reply to any news was, “Est-il possible?” When the intelligence of one desertion after another came he had exclaimed, “Est-il possible?” But the moment supper was over and the king gone to bed, Prince George and Ormond rode off to the enemy too.
Newspapers always excite curiosity. But Donne (b., 1573; d., 1631) had great and shining qualities, keen, bold satire, profound and intellectual thoughts, and a most sparkling fancy, embedding rich touches of passion and pathos, yet so marred by uncouth and strange conceits, that one scarcely knows how to estimate his compositions. All in a Garden Fair. With 6 Illusts. The mob, the traitor…  Xen.
His villa on the road to Praeneste was celebrated for baths of singular beauty and extent, for three stately rooms of a hundred feet in length, and for a magnificent portico, supported by two hundred columns of the four most curious and costly sorts of marble. At the time of the famous Trojan war this city was under the government of Priam, a direct descendant of Ilus.