Republican Automatons. George Grosz. 1893 -1959.
"...High though his titles, proud his name,
Boundless his wealth as wish can claim
Despite those titles, power, and pelf,
The wretch, concentred all in self,
Living, shall forfeit fair renown,
And, doubly dying, shall go down
To the vile dust from whence he sprung,
Unwept, unhonored, and unsung."
"Breathes there the man with soul so dead..."
Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832)