An emperor as Elagabalus

The Universal review, publié par Harry Quilter, Londres, Swann Sonnenschein, vol. 8, 1890, p. 367

But this is a loose and unscientific way of speaking, for in fact it is not the individual that is reborn, but the character; which even as the silkworm clothes itself with silk and the caddis worm with mud and small shingle creates for itself a new personality, congruous with its own nature. We are therefore led to reflect what a prodigious multitude of sins some one must have commited ere the Roman world could be afflicted with such an emperor as Elagabalus.