Titus the Roman Emperor
was called “the delight of men.” (40, 79-81.)
Titus indeed gave one short evening gleam,
More cordral felt, as in the midst it spread
Of storm and horror; the delight of men.
Thomson: Liberty, iii.
The Arch of Titus
commemorates the capture of Jerusalem, A.D. 70.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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