thought once occurred

to me how

many republics have

been overthrown by

people who preferred

to live under

any form of

government other than

republican and again

how many monarchies

and oligarchies in

times of past

have been abolished

by people i

reflected moreover how

many of those

individuals who have

aspired to absolute

power have either

been deposed once

for all and

that right suddenly

or if they

continued in power

no matter for

how short time

they are objects

of wonder as

having proved to

be wise and

happy men i

also then observed

that even in

private homes some

people who had

rather more than

usual number of

servants and some

who had very

few were nevertheless

though nominally masters

quite unable to

assert their autority

over even those

few we fail

to command