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Lucius Piso FRUGI has shown an elegant simplicity of diction and thought in the first book of his Annals, when writing of the life and habits of King Romulus. His words are as follows: 1 “They say also of [p. 333] Romulus, that being invited to dinner, he drank but little there, giving the reason that he had business for the following day. They 2 answer: ' If all men were like you, Romulus, wine would be cheaper.' ' Nay, dear,' answered Romulus, ' if each man drank as much as he wished; for I drank as much as I wished.'”

1 Fr. 8, Peter.

2 That is, his table companions.

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