in American Senator

Chapter 69 – Scrobby’s Trial

triumph and glory

During the trial of Scrobby, Nickem is said to have experienced his great triumph in the discovery of the origin of the strychnine.  While this alone may not be enough to invoke the Classical Roman sense of the word, Trollope’s use of “glory” to describe the “triumph” lends to the entire situation a distinctly heroic and Classical (if slightly hyperbolic) feel.  [CMC 2012]