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.
But now the sceptre seemed torn from his hand—he was a king no more.
The sceptre of Solomon was paraded throughout the camp in solemn procession.
Gain the sceptre of Solomon, and I will agree to be your subject.
Fly on, great Time, and on thy coming wings bear me my sceptre!
Only think of David, a mere child, our David with the sceptre of Solomon!