When youth was lord of my unchallenged fate,And time seemed but the vassal of my will,I entertained certain guests of state—The great of older days.
A brave man struggling in the storms of fate,And greatly falling with a falling state.While Cato gives his little senate laws,What bosom beats not in his country's cause?Alexander Pope
O God! that one might read the book of fate,And see the revolutions of the timesMake mountains level, and the continentWeary of solid firmness, melt itselfInto the sea!william shakespeare
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