Mondo Fuego™
Some rich are lazy e.g., George Vanderbilt
Thu Feb 7, 2019 1:21pm

Never worked a day in his life, and used his inherited fortune to have The Biltmore Mansion in Asheville NC built as his monumentum exegi aere perennius.

Exegi monumentum aere perennius
regalique situ pyramidum altius,
quod non imber edax, non aquilo impotens
possit diruere aut innumerabilis
annorum series et fuga temporum.
non omnis moriar multaque pars mei
vitabit Libitinam; usque ego postera
crescam laude recens, dum Capitolium
scandet cum tacita virgine pontifex.
dicar, qua violens obstrepit Aufidus
et qua pauper aquae Daunus agrestium
regnavit populorum, ex humili potens,
princeps Aeolium carmen ad Italos
deduxisse modos. sume superbiam
quaesitam meritis et mihi Delphica
lauro cinge volens, Melpomene, comam.

Horace. Horace, Odes and Epodes.

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