a stupid old man, who thought he could avoid his duty by consorting with the devil, by wheedling and outwitting evil. who thought he could cajole evil, and gain its favor.
he failed. he is a disgrace. he has fallen from any grace he might have had. he will meet the devil before he meets god. whatever he possessed, it is now forfeit.
may god forgive him, but he merits no forgiveness in this life.
in the end he may perceive his arrogance, but, i doubt it.
john jay @ may 18, 2015