The most despotic monarchy seldom preys on the individual, and still seldomer takes him by surprise.
An ardent republican and revolutionary, he was tied by the strongest bonds to the most despotic monarchy in Europe.
Russia, without contention, is the most despotic monarchy of Europe, and yet the one which can show the shortest list of wars.
In oratory Alexandria made no attempts whatever; it is a branch of literature not likely to flourish under a despotic monarchy.
A righteous king makes a peaceful people, especially in a despotic monarchy.