Another view of man, my second brings; Behold him there, the monarch
of the seas!
Thus far these beyond Compare of mortal prowess, yet observ'd Thir dread Commander: he above the rest In shape and gesture proudly eminent Stood like a Towr; his form had yet not lost All her Original brightness, nor appear'd Less then Arch Angel ruind, and th' excess Of Glory obscur'd: As when the Sun new ris'n Looks through the Horizontal misty Air Shorn of his Beams, or from behind the Moon In dim Eclips disastrous twilight sheds On half the Nations, and with fear of change Perplexes Monarchs
Sire," answered the grand-vizir, "it is most dangerous for a monarch
to confide in a man whose faithfulness is not proved, You do not know that this physician is not a traitor come here to assassinate you.
Then, brother," I replied, "you can return to your China, post haste or at whatever haste you are bound to go, as I am not fit for so long a travel and, besides being ill, I am very much without money, while Emperor for Emperor and Monarch
, I have at Naples the great Count of Lemos, who, without so many petty titles of colleges and rectorships, sustains me, protects me and does me more favour than I can wish for.
To secure the favor and interest of this enterprising and powerful monarch
, he precipitated England into a war with France, contrary to the plainest dictates of policy, and at the hazard of the safety and independence, as well of the kingdom over which he presided by his counsels, as of Europe in general.
It seemed that this poor ignorant Monarch
-- as he called himself -- was persuaded that the Straight Line which he called his Kingdom, and in which he passed his existence, constituted the whole of the world, and indeed the whole of Space.
Song and dance and hands that sway The passion of a thousand lyres Ever through the live-long day, And the monarch
Nevertheless, you ought to remember that that great, that sublime monarch
, when proscribed at one time, as my husband may be, demanded aid from England and England accorded it to him; and it is but just to say that Queen Elizabeth was not his niece.
The whole court, subdued by her enchanting grace, noticed for the first time that laughter could be indulged in before the greatest monarch
in the world, like people who merited their appellation of the wittiest and most polished people in Europe.
In this interview the partners endeavored to impress the monarch
with a sense of their importance, and of the importance of the association to which they belonged.
And, indeed, the character of the Syrian monarch
does by no means stand in need of any adventitious embellishment.
When the two little friends obeyed the summons of the king they found him sitting at his wine with the seven members of his cabinet council; but the monarch
appeared to be in a very ill humor.