Note 083
From Chapter 27 of the Decline & Fall

This choleric temper is acknowledged and excused by Victor [Epit. c. 48].

Sed habes (says Ambrose in decent and manly language to his sovereign) naturae impetum, quem si quis lenire velit, cito vertes ad misericordiam: si quis stimulet, in magis exsuscitas, ut eum revocare vix possis (tom. ii. Epist. li. p. 998).

Theodosius (Claud. in iv. Cons. Hon. 266, etc.) exhorts his son to moderate his anger.

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