I come now to the rest of the men of consular rank, of whom there is no one (I
say this on my own responsibility), who is not connected with me in some way or
other by kindnesses conferred or received; some in a great, some in a moderate
degree, but every one to some extent or other. What a disgraceful day was
yesterday to us! to us consulars, I mean. Are we to send ambassadors again?
What? would he make a truce? Before the very face and eyes of the ambassadors he
with his engines. He
displayed his works and his defenses to the ambassadors. The siege was not
allowed one moment's breathing time, not even while the ambassadors should be
present. Send ambassadors to this man! What for? in order to have great fears
for their return?