Cujus vagitus, pertinaciter reluctantis, ne in curuli
sella veheretur ex more, id quod mox accidit portendebat.
[Amm. l. c.] Augustus and his successors respectfully
solicited a dispensation of age for the sons or nephews whom
they raised to the consulship. But the curule chair of the
first Brutus had never been dishonoured by an infant.
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