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574 general literature and science have employed the same argument What is its technical name Mention any mistakes in regard to matters of fact which occur in the De Natura Deorum VII -dfor vetk $rose When Cato had spoken to this effect some of them indeed were brought to confidence by his words but the greater part seeing his fearlessness and noble and generous temper nearly forgot present circumstances and considering him alone as an invincible leader and superior to all fortune prayed him to use their persons and property and arms as he judged best for they said it was better to die in obedience to him than to save their lives by betraying such virtue On certain person observing that they should declare freedom to the slaves and most of them consenting to this Cato said he would not do so for it was not lawful nor yet right but if the masters were ready to give up their slaves they should receive those who were of military age On these principles it appears to me that the indulgence of hope with regard to the government of the universe and the destiny of man after death while we recogize as clear truth that we have no ground for more than hope is legitimate and philosophically defensible The beneficial effect of such hope is far from trifling It makes life and human nature far greater thing to the feelings and gives greater strength as well as greater solemnity to all the sentiments which are awakened in us by our fellow-creatures and by mankind at large It allays that sense of the irony of Nature which is so painfully felt when we see the exertions and sacrifices of life culminating in the formation of wise and noble mind only to disappear from the world when the time has just arrived at which the world seems about to begin reaping the benefit of it VIII -StmoStijcneo Ot Corona Translate with notes explaining especially the use of 31 μη όστις wherever they occur α τ'ι ovv ω ταλαίπωρε σνκοφαντΐίς rt Xoyovs π άττ 1ί π
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