Grammardog Teacher's Guide contains 16 quizzes for this essay. All sentences are from the essay. Quizzes feature famous quotes ("We aim above the mark to hit the mark." "Nature cannot be surprised in undress." "Great causes are never tried on their merits." "How inconceivably remote is man." "I can no longer live without elegance." Allusions are drawn from history, religion and mythology: Versailles, Gabriel, Luther, Eden, angels of darkness, Apollo, Diana, Pan, Proteus, Oedipus.