“Some hidden thunder in the stores of heaven …”

“Oh Portius!  Is there not some chosen curse,
Some hidden thunder in the stores of heaven,
Red with uncommon wrath, to blast the man
Who owes his greatness to his country’s ruin?”

— Joseph Addison, Cato: A Tragedy, 1710

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Photo credit: “In a construction site’s sidewalk pedestrian tunnel on Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC.”  Mike Maguire, CC BY 2.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0&gt;, via Wikimedia Commons

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