I became obnoxious to the Jacobins because I reprobated their aristocracy, which aimed at usurping all legitimate authority.
I am astonished but not discouraged by my enormous responsibility. Devoted both from affection and duty to the cause of the people, I shall combat with equal ardor aristocracy, despotism, and faction.
Aristocracy is always cruel.
With the advent of chivalry, the art of boxing waned. The evolution of feudal aristocracy, with other and widely different exercises, pastimes and weapons from those of the common people, made boxing unfashionable.
In literature as in ethics, there is danger, as well as glory, in being subtle. Aristocracy isolates us.