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yours in Asia, while I yield to none in my conduct, do you excel all in yours.
At the same time reflect that we are not now laboring for a glory that is in expectation and reversion; but we arc struggling for what has been attained, a glory that we aie not so much to covet as to preserve. Indeed, had I any interest that is distinct from yours, I could desire nothing more than that situation of life which has actually been assigned to me; but as the case is, that unless all your words and actions are answerable to my conduct here, I shall think that I have gained nothing by all those mighty toils and dangers in all which you have been a sharer. Now if you were my chief fellow laborer in working my way to this splendid reputation, you ought to labor beyond others that I may maintain it.
You are not to regard the opinion and the judgment of those who are now living, but also of those who shall hereafter exist, whose verdict will be the more just as it will be free from detraction and malevolence. In the next place, you are to reflect, that you are not seeking glory for yourself alone; and, if you were, you would not be indifferent about it, especially as you have thought proper to consecrate the memory of your name by the noblest memorials, but you are to share it with me, and it is to descend to our posterity. You are therefore to beware, lest if you should be careless you should seem not only to have neglected your own interests, but to have acted grudgingly even to your descendants'.
And these things are said, not that my words may seem to have aroused you when slumbering, but that they may encourage you in your career; for you will continually act as you have acted, so that all may praise your equity, your moderation, your inflexibility, and your integrity. But through my excessive affection for you, I am possessed with an insatiable passion for your glory. In the mean while I cm of opinion, that as you must be now as well acquainted with Asia as any man is with his own house;1 and as so
1 This would soem to havo been a proverbial simile. Juvenal has tha same :—
"Nota magis nulli domus est qua, quarn mihi lucus
great experience has been added to your great wisdom, there is nothing that pertains to glory of which you are not fully sensible, and which does not daily occur to your mind, without the exhortation of any. But I who, when I read your letters, think I hear you, and when I write to you think I converse with you, am more delighted with your letters the longer they are, and for the same reason I myself also am more prolix in writing.
In conclusion I exhort and entreat you, that just as good poets and skillful actors are wont to do, so you will redouble your attention at this the latter part and conclusion of your business and office; that this last year of your government, like the last act of a play, may appear the most elaborate and perfect. This you will most easily do, if you think that I, whom individually you have endeavored to please more than all the world besides, am ever present with you, and take an interest in all that you do or say. Lastly, I entreat you, as you value my welfare, and that of all your friends, that you will most carefully attend to your health.
Academics little differing from the
Accusing, how far allowable, 96.
Acilius, the historian, 166.
Acknowledgment, a sufficient re-
Acropolis, its entrance, 102.
Action gives a true value to virtue,
'13; to take place of speculation,
Actors choose the parts fittest for
Addison, Joseph, quoted, 142, 254,
255, 258, 281, 300.
90, 91. .
Advantages tempt men to bo
Advice of friends to bo asked in
Advocates may plead for what is
^Ediles, who, aud their magnifi-
Affability wins people's love, 95.
Affectation odious, 64.
Africanus, his saying that men
Agamemnon sacrificed his daugh-
Agreement between the several
Agriculture commended, 73; its va-
Ajax, hia character, 57.
Alexander Pheraeus the tyrant, 86.
Alexander the Great, often guilty
Ambition, a great cause of in-
Anger against adversaries to bo
Annieerian philosophers, 166.
Antipater the stoic, 112, 135.
Antonius Marcus, the subject of
Antoninus quoted, 13.
Appelles's Venus, 117.
Applause, the desire of it to be
Aquillius's Formulae, 138.
Arates tho Sicyonian, 110.
Archytas, Baying 0$ 200, 235.
Aristotle, neglected eloquence, 2;
Armies of little use abroad, with-
Assent not to be given hastily, 12.
Athens, a famous university, 1, 116.
Athenians make a cruel edict, 132;
Atilius, L., 171.
Avarice, one great cause of injustice,
Augustine quoted, 17.
Bacon, Lord, quoted, 113, 174,
Bardylis the Illyrian, 91.
Bargains should bo made at a
Beauty of two sorts, 63; how to
Becoming; see Decency.
Benefits; how we should judge of
Bentham, Jeremy, quoted, 5.
Bias of Priene, saying of, 265.
Body should be inured to labor, 40.
Bounty; see Liberality.
Boys not allowed all sorts of plays,
Bragging very unbecoming, 07.
Bribery in magistrates, the ruin of
Browne, Sir Thomas, quoted, 6,35,
36, 83, 96, 172, 176, 207, 247,
253, 257, 261, 277, 278, 321.
170,176, 208, 212, 256, 259, 321.
we often talk of their courage,
but not justice, etc., 28.
decrees the augur, 172.
down the prices, 139.
Cesar, brother of Catulus, a face-
Caesar broke through tho most
Callicratidas, too careful of his own
Calling; seo Life.
Callipho and Dinomachus join pleas-
Ka&qKOv, what, 7.
Cannius's bargain, 137.
Carriage toward all men to be
Carthaginians treacherous, 23.
Cato Censorius, his letter to Po-
Cato, father to Uticensis, his do-
Cato Uticensis's genius, 56; too
KaTopQufia, what, 7.
Catulus not inferior to Pompey,
Chiding sometimes necessary, 66;
Children naturally loved, 10.
Chrysippus's excellent saying, 131.
Cicero's service to his countrymen
Oimbers and Celtibers, 23.
Cimon of Athens's hospitality, 104.
Circumstances of men to be re-
Cities, in taking them, nothing to
Citizens' duties, 62.
Clarendon, Lord, quoted, 214.
Claudius Centumalus, 140.
Clemency, how far laudable, 45.
Cleombrotus beaten by Epaminon-
Clodius proved to be amadman, 275.
Clothes, only health to be regarded
Clownishness to be avoided, 62, 64.
Cockman, Dr. quoted, 156.
Common; all things at first wero
Company; a man would bo weary
Conceal, how differing from not to
Concord, a pillar of any state, 109.
Confidence; see Trust.
Constantia, what it is, 35.
Corinth razed by tho Romans, 21,
Correction; see Chiding, Punish-
Coruncanius, T., 187.
Covetousness; see Avarice.
Countenance to be kept always the
Counterfeit; nothing can be last-
Country claims a share in us, 15;
Courage is a virtue contending for
Craft; see Cunning.
Crassus, Marc, his saying about
Crassus, Luc, an orator, 65; got
Crassus the wealthy, aedile, 95.
Cratippus, who he was, 179.
Cruelty most contrary to nature, 91.
Cunning far from true wisdom, 33,
Curius, Marcus, 187, 242; Manius,
Custom and civil constitutions to
Cynics argue against modesty, 63;
Cyrenaic philosophers, 166.
Cyrus, anecdote of, 244; dying ad-
Dancing in the streets scandalous,