Illi mors gravis incubat, qui notus nimis omnibus, ignotus moritur sibi
. In place, there is license to do good, and evil; whereof the latter is a curse: for in evil, the best condition is not to win; the second, not to can.
(A learned friend, to whom I once narrated this history, observed that it was David's guilt which made these prongs formidable, and that the "mens nil conscia sibi
" strips a pitchfork of all terrors.