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[25] Whose
“corselet manifold
Scarce two men on their shoulders could uphold
And yet the hero buckled it upon him and
“Drave the scattering Trojans at full speed.
And again, Cicero1 could hardly even have conceived of such luxury in Antony himself as he describes when he says, “You might see beds in the chambers of his slaves strewn with the purple coverlets that had once been Pompey's own.” Slaves are using purple coverlets in their chambers, aye, and coverlets that had once been Pompey's! No more, surely, can be said than this, and yet it leaves us to infer how infinitely greater was the luxury of their master.

1 Phil. ii. 27.

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