the advice

Other people shall more subtly make
bronze into breathing creatures,
others will draw our living faces from marble,
others will plead better their cases at court, with the rod
discover the motions of the heavens
and learn to tell the rising of the stars.
But you, o Roman, remember to rule with your power—
these are your arts— and to impose the law of peace;
to be merciful to the conquered, and to cast down the proud.


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