Imperium Asiae ter quaesivere: ipsi perpetuo ab alieno imperio, aut intacti, aut invicti, mansere. Since the time of Justin (ii. 3) they have multiplied this account. Voltaire, in a few words (tom. x. p. 64, Hist. Generale, c. 156), has abridged the Tartar conquests.
Oft o'er the trembling nations from afar
Has Scythia breath'd the living cloud of war.