The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Bucolics by Virgil:|
The younglings of the flock: so too I knew
Whelps to resemble dogs, and kids their dams,
Comparing small with great; but this as far
Above all other cities rears her head
As cypress above pliant osier towers.
And what so potent cause took you to Rome?
Freedom, which, though belated, cast at length
Her eyes upon the sluggard, when my beard
'Gan whiter fall beneath the barber's blade-