Had I known it had been a state through which it was necessary to pass, I should not have been troubled.
Next, he turned his attention to the siege of Veii, and, perceiving that it would be a difficult matter to take the city by assault, he ordered mines to be dug, as the ground near the walls was easily worked, and the mines could be sunk to a sufficient depth to escape the notice of the besieged. of Ver., iii. Laden with miseries, weighed down with oppressions, and crushed under continual crosses, I thought of nothing but ending my days thus. As soon as I reached the meeting-place I would find out the wagon to which I was assigned. And the practice of a man who mixes devotion with an execrable life seems in some sort more to be condemned than that of a man conformable to his own propension and dissolute throughout; and for that reason it is that our Church denies admittance to and communion with men obstinate and incorrigible in any notorious wickedness.
Often an accusation would be brought against the policeman because he had been guilty of misconduct. The air was continally refreshed by the playing of fountains, and profusely impregnated by the grateful scent of aromatics. He lived amongst his fellow-citizens, and stands before us as one of those great plastic natures consistent through and through, such as we often see in those times—resembling a perfect classical work of art which has brought itself to this height of perfection.