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Twelve Emperors by Suetonius

Tiberius Chapter 29: A modest start (cont.)
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All this was the more noteworthy, because in addressing and in paying his respects to the senators individually and as a body he [Note 1] so himself almost exceeded the requirements of courtesy. In a disagreement with Quintus Haterius in the House, he said: I crave your pardon, if in my capacity as senator I use too free language in opposing you. Then addressing the whole body: I say now and have often said before, Fathers of the Senate, that a well-disposed and helpful prince, to whom you have given such great and unrestrained power, ought to be the servant of the Senate, often of the citizens as a whole, and sometimes even of individuals. I do not regret my words, but I have looked upon you as kind, just, and indulgent masters, and still so regard you.

Note 1: Tiberius