May 4, 2007

"The hand of Julius Caesar fancy would paint as robust, grand, and noble; something that is elevated and commanding, typical of the warrior and statesman. But the statue gives a countenance of a business-like cast that the present practical age would regard as a good representation of the President of New York and Erie Railroad, or any other magnificent corporation."
-- Herman Melville, Statues in Rome, 1857-58

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