„Great Heaven! what vain beliefs
Have stirred the pulse and led the hopes of man!
As if that honour could be bought by blood,
And that the fierce right hand was better worth
Than the fine mind, and high and generous heart!“
— Letitia Elizabeth Landon English poet and novelist 1802 - 1838
The Last of the St. Aubyns
Heath's book of Beauty, 1833 (1832)