Nerva saw that if he could not find an Augustus to control the army, the army would find another Domitian to trample the senate under foot.
It had been the policy of the great Mahratta chiefs, Holkar and Sindhia, to trample down into complete subjection all the petty Rajput princes, whose lands they seized and from whom they levied heavy contributions of money.
" Twelve priests should stand about the bishop, munica= holding in their hands lighted torches, which at the con- tion s, clusion of the anathema or excommunication they should cast down and trample under foot."
"Trample on me without ceremony," he wrote to Kossuth on this occasion, "but for God's sake don't use the nimbus of your popularity to plunge Hungary into chaos."
They all gazed with the same dissatisfied and inquiring expression at this stout man in a white hat, who for some unknown reason threatened to trample them under his horse's hoofs.