If the crow had been satisfied to eat his prey in silence, he would have had more meat and less quarreling and envy.
Sed tacitus pasci si posset corvus, haberet Plus dapis, et rixæ multo minus invidiæque.
Utinam populus Romanus unam cervicem haberet! Would that the Roman people had but one neck!
After this, having invited over to him all persons whatsoever that were famous for valour in foreign nations, he began to augment the number of his domestics, and introduced such politeness into his court, as people of the remotest countries thought worthy of their imitation. So that there was not a nobleman who thought himself of any consideration, unless his clothes and arms were made in the same fashion as those of Arthur's knights.geoffrey of monmouth
Infensus turbae faventi adversus studium suum exclamavit: "Utinam p. R. unam cervicem haberet!"suetonius
Infensus turbae faventi adversus studium suum exclamavit: "Utinam p. R. unam cervicem haberet!"
Tunc invitatis probissimis quibusque ex longe positis regnis, cepit familiam suam augmentare, tantamque facetiam in domo sua habere ita et emulationem longe manentibus populis ingereret. Unde nobilissimus quisque incitatus nichili pendebat se nisi sese sive in induendo sive in arma ferendo ad modo militum Arturi haberet.