expense: for the people are apt to presume of kings, as we do of our servants, that they. They were smart, they had a civilization and art. Let us make a relation of that which Alcibiades reports of Socrates, his fellow in arms: I found him, says he, after the rout of our army, him and Lachez, last among those who fled, and considered him at my leisure and in security, for. Many brave men lived before Agamemnon, but all are pressed by the long night unmourned and unknown. Im sure theres some cutting remark to be made here, contrasting America with Europe, but Im not the guy to make. I jab into it, not as wide but as deep as I can; and I often prefer to catch it from some unusual angle.
Montaigne s Essay on Coaches: Old World Greed in the New World
Of coaches by Michel de Montaigne -"diana
Montaigne ends his essay, On Coaches, with a description of Atahualpa's capture: Instead of using coaches or vehicles of any kind they the Incan Kings have themselves carried on the shoulders of men. He had a mind to justify his liberality, and therefore sent despatches into all parts to the grandees of his dominions whom he had particularly advanced, entreating every one of them to supply him with as much money as they could, for a pressing occasion. As many of these sedan-men as were killed to make him fall (for they would take him alive so many others (and they contended for it) took the place of those who were slain, so that they could never beat him down, what slaughter soever. The strangeness of these inventions puts this other fancy in my head: that it is a kind of pusillanimity in monarchs, and a testimony that they do not sufficiently understand themselves what they are, when they study to make themselves honoured and to appear great. After the death of this fourth sun, the world was twenty-five years in perpetual darkness: in the fifteenth of which a man and a woman were created, who restored the human race: ten years after, upon a certain day, the sun appeared newly created, and. Clarissa, Anna Howe and Clarissa Harlowe spend quite a bit of time discussing in detail the clothing of Lovelace and other gentleman callers. Not all essays are conceived of as explorations or "trials" of the self, and, although it must be said that this model has also licensed an incredible number of windbags, Montaignesque essays that are based on the illusion that the author is talking to the. He, too, wanted to make his individuality known. Plato refused it saying that, since he was born a man, he would not willingly wear women's clothing. This encounter with the Spanish conquistadors was about to change Atahualpa's life dramatically. "Where I seek myself I cannot find myself. Our world has lately discovered another (and who will assure us that it is the last of its brothers, since the Daemons, the Sybils, and we ourselves have been ignorant of this till now?