"... Argentea proles,Auro deterior, fulvo pretiosior aere."
Succeeding times a silver age beholdExcelling brass, but more excelled by Gold.
Hessiod, in his celebrated distribution of mankind, divides the species into three orders of intellect.
"The first place," says he, "belongs to him who can, by his own powers, discern what is fit and right, and penetrate to the remoter motives of action.
"The second place is... more...