"THE GRANDEUR THAT WAS ROME
- Wait a moment, professor MacHugh said, raising two quiet claws. We mustn't be led away by words, by sounds of words. We think of Rome, imperial, imperious, imperative.
He extended elocutionary arms from frayed stained shirtcuffs, pausing:
- What was their civilisation? Vast, I allow: but vile. Cloacae: sewers." (U6.483)