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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 row laboring for a glory that is in expectation and reversion ; but we are struggling for what has been attained, a glory that we are 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 rou 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 pot 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 em of opinion, that as you must be now as well acquainted with Asia as any man is with his own house ;' and as an

I This would seem to have been a proverbial simile. Juvenal has the

same:

“Nota magis nulli domus est qua, quam mihi lucus

Martis," etc., Sat. I. v. 7.

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.

INDEX.

ACADEMICS little differing from the | Affability wins people's love, 95.

Peripatetics, 2, 6, 8; have a right | Affectation odious, 64.
to treat about duties, 2; how dif- Africanus, his saying that men
fering from the Skeptics, and why | grown proud, etc., 47; his retire-
they dispute against every thing, ment and saying that he was
79, are not tied to a set of opin never less idle, etc., 115; Afric.
ions, 120; formerly the same the younger razes Carthage, and
with the Peripatetics, 121.

Numantia, 39; son of Paulus, 60;
Accusing, how far allowable, 96. not to be corrupted by money, 109.
Acilius, the historian, 166.

Agamemnon sacrificed his daugh-
Acknowledgment, a sufficient re ter, 156.
turn for a kindness, 106.

Agreement between the several
Acropolis, its entrance, 102.

orders the support of a state, 151.
Action gives a true value to virtue, Agriculture commended, 73; its va-

| rious pleasures described, 240, etc.
13, 74, 76; not to be ventured Ajax, his character, 57.
on, if we doubt of its honesty, Alexander Pheraus the tyrant, 86.
18; should be free from rashness, Alexander the Great, often guilty
etc., 52; three rules to be ob- | of great vices, 47; reproved by
served for keeping decorum in his father for giving money, 99.
our actions, 68; order and reg. | Ambition, a great cause of in-
ularity to be observed in our justice, 16, 34; is generally in
actions, 69; these depend upon men of the greatest souls, ib.; is
time and place, 69; good actions contrary to true courage, 34, 36;

ill applied become bad ones, 103. robs a man of his liberty, 36; is
Actors choose the parts fittest for destructive to a state, 45, 149.

their humors, 57; respect mod. Anger against adversaries to be
csty, 67.

avoided, 46; especially in pun-
Addison, Joseph, quoted, 142, 254, ishing, ib.; also in common dis-
255, 258, 281, 300.

course; in chiding, and in
Admiration, how moved in men, quarrels, 66, 319.
90, 91.;. .

Annicerian philosophers, 166.
Advantages tempt men to be Antipater the stoic, 112, 135.
- rogues, 131.

Antonius Marcus, the subject of
Advice of friends to be asked in Padox V., 277; subservient to

prosperity, 47; of experienced Cleopatra, 280.
men, in doubt, 70; rules about Antoninus quoted, 13.
taking this advice, 72.

Appelles's Venus, 117.
Advocates may plead for what is Applause, the desire of it to be
not really true, 97.

avoided, 34, 36.
Ædiles, who, and their magnifi-| Aquillius's Formulæ, 138.
cence, 100.

| Arates the Sicyonian, 110.

Archytas, saying of, 206, 235. Browne, Sir Thomas, quoted, 6, 35,
Aristippus, 71, 166.

36, 83, 96, 172, 176, 207, 247,
Aristo, 6.

253, 257, 261, 277, 278, 321.
Aristotle, neglected eloquence, 2; Brown, Dr. T., 7, 10, 149, 150, 161,

his opinion about shows to the 170, 176, 208, 212, 256, 259, 321.
people, etc., 100; makes honesty | Brutes, how differing from men, 9;
far outweigh all other goods, 128; we often talk of their courage,
quoted, 7.

but not justice, etc., 28.
Armies of little use abroad, with Brutus deposed Collatinus, 131;

out prudence at home, etc., 39. decrees the augur, 172.
Assent not to be given hastily, 12. Building; its extent and object, 68.
Athens, a famous university, 1, 116. Butler, Bishop, quoted, 4, 51, 299.
Athenians make a cruel edict, 132; Buyers should not use arts to bate

forsake their city for fear of the down the prices, 139.
Persians, ib. ; reject a dishonest
proposal, etc., 134.

CÆSAR, brother of Catulus, a face-
Atilius, L., 171.

tious man, 65.
Avarice, onegreat cause of injustice, Cæsar broke through the most

15, 16; a sign of a narrow and sacred ties for the sake of em-
sordid spirit, 36; magistrates pire, 16; robbed some that he
should be free from suspicion of might be generous to others, 26;
it, 108; is destructivo to a state, was murdered for his tyranny,
109.

triumphs over Marseilles, etc.,
Augustine quoted, 17.

loved villainy, though he got

nothing by it, 112; makes him-
Bacon, LORD, quoted, 113, 174, self king of the Romans, etc.,

188, 204, 228, 240, 265, 280, 150.
282, 289, 296.

Callicratidas, too careful of his own
Bardylis the Illyrian, 91.

honor, 43; a lover of simplicity,
Bargains should be made at a 55.
word, 139.

Calling; seo Lifc.
Beauty of two sorts, 63; how to Callipho and Dinomachus join pleas-
be gotten, ib.

ure and virtue, 167.
Becoming; see Decency.

Kaunkov, what, 7.
Benefits; how we should judge of Cannius's bargain, 137.

their value, 27; done either by Carriage toward all men to be
our money or industry, 98; re taken care of, 15, 63.
late either to the republic, or Carthaginians treacherous, 23.
to individuals, 104, etc.; upon Cato Censorius, his letter to Po-

whom best bestowed, 105, 106. pilius, 22; caused the third
Bentham, Jeremy, quoted, 5.

Carthaginian war, 40; his ap-
Bias of Priene, saying of, 265.

ophthegms, 53; his answer
Body should be inured to labor, 40. | about managing an estate, 113.

The care nature has taken in its Cato, father to Uticensis, his de-
fabric 62.

termination of a case, 140.
Bounty ; see Liberality.

Cato Uticensis's genius, 56; too
Boys not allowed all sorts of plays, headstrong in standing up for
53.

the interest of the republic, 152.

Bribery in magistrates, tho ruin of Catulus not inferior to Pompey,

a republic, 108, 109, laws made 39; Catuli counted the best
against it by the Romans, 109. speaker, 65.

Chiding sometimes necessary, 66; | Correction; see Chiding, Punish-

rules to be observed in it, 67. I ment.
Children naturally loved, 10. Coruncanius, T., 187.
Chrysippus's excellent saying, 131. Covetousness; see Avarice.
Cicero's service to his countrymen Countenance to be kept always the

by writing, 1; assumes to him same, without dejection, 47.
self the virtue of an orator, etc., Counterfeit; nothing can be last-
ib.; his prudent management of ing that is such, 92.
the republic, 112; got his prefer Country claims a share in us, 15;
ments by all the votes, 102; be the love we have for it swallows
takes himself to retirement, 115; up all other loves, 32; their
designed to have gone to Athens, wickedness who injure it, ib.;

168; quoted, 3, 254, 397, 308. every one that is able ought to
Oimbers and Celtibers, 23.

serve it, 35; should be preferred
Cimon of Athens's hospitality, 104. | even before parents, 32, 76, 153.
Circumstances of men to be re Courage is a virtue contending for

garded in giving, 15, 103; make honesty, 34; an enemy to treach-
that not to be a crime, which ery, etc., ib. ; to desire of ap-
usually is one, 120.

plause, 35; consists in two things,
Cities, in taking them, nothing to ib.; is obtained by the mind, not

to be done cruelly, etc., 43; tho the body, 40; in war, recom-
great use of them, 81; why at mends young men, 93; teaches
first built, 107, 109.

us to fear nothing, etc., 158;
Citizens' duties, 62.

nothing profitable that is con-
Clarendon, Lord, quoted, 214. trary to it, ib.
Claudius Centumalus, 140.

Craft; see Cunning.
Clemency, how far laudable, 45. Crassus, Marc., his saying about
Cleombrotus beaten by Epaminon riches, 15; made heir by a false
das, 43.

will, 144; a bad man, 145.
Clodius proved to be amad man, 275. | Crassus, Luc., an orator, 65; got
Clothes, only health to be regarded honor by an accusation, 94.

in them, 54; moderation to be Crassus the wealthy, ædile, 95.
observed in the fineness of them, Cratippus, who he was, 179.
64.

Cruelty most contrary to nature, 91.
Clownishness to be avoided, 62, 64. Cunning far from true wisdom, 33,
Cockman, Dr. quoted, 156.

80, 143; the great mischief of
Common; all things at first were it, ib.; doth not excuse from

so, 14; what things are common perjury, but rather aggravates it,
to all, 25.

165.
Company; a man would be weary | Curius, Marcus, 187, 242; Manius,

of his life without it, 74; to keep! 282, 285.
company with good and wise Custom and civil constitutions to
men recommends young people, be followed, 70; some may act
94.

against them, and others not, 71.
Conceal, how differing from not to Cynics argue against modesty, 63;
tell, 135; what it is, 136.

to be wholly rejected, 72.
Concord, a pillar of any state, 109. Cyrenaic philosophers, 166.
Confidence; see Trust.

Cyrus, anecdote of, 244; dying ad-
Constantia, what it is, 35.

dress of, 257.
Corinth razed by tho Romans, 21,
· 133.

DAXcing in the streets scandalous,
Coriolanus, 186.

145, 156.

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