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THE

E PIST LE S

OF

LUCIUS ANNEUS SENECA.

VOL. II.

THE

EPISTLES

OF

LUCIUS ANNEUS SENECA.

WITH LARGE

ANNOTATIONS,

WHEREIN, PARTICULARLY,

THE TENETS OF THE ANTIENT PHILOSOPHERS

ARE CONTRASTED WITH

THE DIVINE PRECEPTS OF THE GOSPEL,

WITH REGARD TO THE

MORAL DUTIES OF MANKIN D.

In TWO VOLUMES.

By THOMAS MORELL, D. D.

VOL II.

LONDON:

Printed by W. WOODFALL, Dorfet-ftreet, Salisbury-Square.

And fold by G. G. and J. ROBINSON, Pater-nofter-row

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On Wisdom; the chief Good.

YOU threaten, Lucilius, to take it ill, if I do not inform you of my daily transactions. Obferve how ready I am fincerely to answer your requeft. I go to hear a certain philofopher; and it is now the fifth day that I have attended his school, and heard him difpute from the eighth hour of the morning. At a good age, truly! Indeed I think so, Lucilius, (though you laugh); for what can be more ridiculous than to think, because you have some time defifted from study, you need no further instruction? What would you have me do? mount my horfe, and act the young efquire (a)? Happy would it be for me indeed, if this (going to school, as you call it) was the only thing that disgraced my old age!

The school of philofophy invites men of every age: here let us grow old, and still follow it as earnestly as young men (6). Shall I at this age frequent the theatre, and be carried into the circus, and no VOL. II.

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