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Temporal Power

A Study in Supremacy

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Author: Marie Corelli (Minnie Mary Mackay)
Published: 1902
Language: English
Wordcount: 202,338 / 578 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 69.4
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 1,172 1906

And is he so superior?"

"He is generally so admitted."

"Is my father a man?"

"Assuredly! The question is superfluous."

"What makes him a King?"

"Royal birth and the hereditary right to his great position."

"Then if man is in a condition of supremacy over the rest of creation, a king is more than a man if he is allowed to rule men?"

"Sir, pardon me!--a king is not more than a man, but men choose him as their ruler because he is worthy."

"In what way is he worthy? Simply because he is born as I am, heir to a throne?"


"He might be an idiot or a cripple, a fool or a coward,--he would still be King?"

"Most indubitably."

"So that if he were a madman, he would continue to hold supremacy over a nation, though his groom might be sane?"

"Your Royal Highness pursues the question with an unwise flippancy;"-- remonstrated the professor with a pained, forced smile. "If an idiot or a madman were unfortunately born to a throne, a regency would be appointed to control state

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