He snatched the thunderbolt from heaven, the sceptre from tyrants. Anne Robert Jacques Turgot, Baron de Laune, inscription for the Houdon bust of Benjamin Franklin. See Condorcet, Life of Turgot, p. 200. Ed. 1786. Eripuit fulmenque Jovi, Phœboque sagittas. Modified from Anti-Lucretius. I. 5. 96, by Cardinal ee Polignac. Eripuit Jovi fulmen viresque tonandi. Marcus Manlius, Astronomica, I, 104. Line claimed by Frederick von der Trenck asserted at his trial before the Revolutionary Tribunal of Paris (July 9, 1794). See Gartenlaube, Last Hours of Baron Trenck.