chapter  46
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The 'Flying Post', 1713

What a Picture have we of a noisie seditious Medler in the Person of Sempronius? He bauls loudest for Liberty, and yet betrays it. He breaths nothing but Blood and War, and then joins with a treacherous Fore~gner Syphax, in conspiring the Ruin of Cato and of Rome. Whilst Lucius, who is for Peace, is represented Mild, Temperate and Wise, and has Cato's dying Approbation, as a faithful Friend to his Country. Even Marcia and Lucia are made to bestow their Charms only on the Lovers of the Constitution and to give this as one Reason of their Choice.