The Pala d'oro, or retable of the high altar, is one of the chief glories of St Mark's.
He could not, like Marlowe's Mephistophilis or Milton's Satan, regretfully paint the glories of the height from which he has been hurled; for he denies the distinction between high and low, since "everything that comes into being deserves to be destroyed."
Scranton, Pennsylvania is one of those eastern cities whose past glories were years earlier than the memory of any living citizen.
Having devoted much time to the study of the Latin writers, historians, orators and poets, and filled his mind with stories of the glories and the power of ancient Rome, he turned his thoughts to the task of restoring his native city to its pristine greatness, his zeal for this work being quickened by the desire to avenge his brother, who had been killed by a noble, a member of the ruling class.
The glories of an AngloItalian alliance, an indiscretion which drew upon him a scarcelyveiled dmenti from London.