“The more the State increases in size and power, extending its strict, cold links from man to man, the more does human faith aspire to exalt the image of a human protector at the end of this mighty chain.”

(from the Memoirs of Hadrian)

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“Do not trust in princes, In mortal man…”-Psalm 146