Excerpt from The Making of a King And yet these evasive elements, these triﬂing inci dents, are often just the things best worth kwing. Bones are well eugh in their way, and doubtless necessary to the human fabric; but which of us, save the ascetic, would choose a skeleton for contemplation Its ephemeral clothing, the beauty and, t less, the blemishes, of the garment which decently veils what lies below - this is what the ordinary man desires to look at. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.