The Vision of Judgment 022


The angel answer'd, 'Peter! do not pout:
The king who comes has head and all entire,
And never knew much what it was about -
He did as doth the puppet - by its wire,
And will be judged like all the rest, no doubt:
My business and your own is not to inquire
Into such matters, but to mind our cue -
Which is to act as we are bid to do.'

George Gordon Byron, Lord Byron (1788-1824)