In old Rome, the publick honours were laid open to the virtue of every citizen; which, by raising them in their turns to the command of that mighty empire, produced a race of nobles superiour even to kings. This was a prospect that filled the soul of the ambitious, and roused every faculty of mind and body, to exert its utmost force: whereas in modern states, mens views beitig usually confined to narrow bounds, beyond which they cannot pass, and a partial culture of their talents being sufficient to procure every thing that their ambition can aspire to, a great genius has seldom either room 6r invitation to stretch itself to its full size. (Typographical errors above are due to OCR software and don't occur in the book.)
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