And since his son is of an age too tender to wield the sceptre, the boy's mother does it in his name.
Who then should grasp the rich prize of the sceptre of France?
In one hand Zeus held the sceptre, and in the other a winged Victory.
Had she, with her own hands, given her crown and sceptre to another?
The sceptre must pass into other hands even more feeble than his.