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THE STOICS : EPICTETUS

Why does she not take to heart these lessons ? Yet I do not say that we must not take pains to prevent her lamenting ; but that we must not wish absolutely for what is not ours. Another's sorrow is no concern of mine, my sorrow is my own ; and so I shall absolutely check my own sorrow, for it is in my power, but another's I shall try to check only so far as I can, but not absolutely.
` How then am I to prove myself affectionate ?'
In a noble and not a miserable spirit. For it is against all reason to be of an abject and broken spirit and to depend on another and to blame God or man. Prove yourself affectionate, but see that you observe these rules ; if this affection of yours, or whatever you call it, is going to make you a miserable slave, it is not for your good to be affectionate. Nay, what prevents you loving a man as one who is mortal and bound to leave you ? Did not Socrates love his children ? Yes, but as one who is free and bears in mind that the love of the gods `stands first'.'
For my own part I would wish death to overtake me occupied with nothing but the care of my will, trying to make it calm, unhindered, unconstrained, free. I would fain be found so employed, that I may be able to say to God, 'Did I transgress Thy commands ? Did I hse the faculties Thou gavest me to wrong purpose ? Did I use my senses or my primary notions in vain ? Did I ever accuse Thee ? Did I ever find fault with Thy ordinance ? I fell sick, when it was Thy will : so did others, but I rebelled not. I became poor when Thou didst will it, but I rejoiced in my poverty. I held no office, because it was Thy will : I never coveted office. Didst Thou ever see me gloomy for that reason ? Did I ever come before Thee but with a cheerful face, ready for any commands or orders that Thou mightst give ? Now it is Thy will for me to leave the festival. I go, giving all thanks to Thee, that Thou didst deign to let me share Thy festival

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