Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Difficile Est Saturam Non Scribere
Translation of title: "It is hard NOT to write satire."
45 Why tell how my heart burns dry with rage when I see the people hustled by a mob of retainers attending on one who has defrauded and debauched his ward, or on another who has been condemned by a futile verdict — for what matters infamy if the cash be kept? The exiled Marius carouses from the eighth hour of the day and revels in the wrath of Heaven, while you, poor Province, win your cause and weep!
It is on her passion that a bad woman's whole nature centers.