support the first restoration of the ancient worship that may be attempted in
Rome? Where does he come from? Why does he outwardly profess himself a
Christian? What sent him into Numerian's service? By the girdle of Venus!
everything connected with the girl is as incomprehensible as herself! But
patience--patience! A few hours more, and these mysteries will be revealed. In the
meantime, let me think of my banquet, and of its presiding deity, the Nightingale