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entirely, devoted to the service of God, able to go to and fro among men, not tied down to acts that befit private occasions, nor involved in personal relations, which if he violates he will cease to keep his character as a good man, and if he maintains them he will destroy the Messenger and Spy and Herald of the gods that is in him. For he must show services to his father-in-law, and render them to his wife's other relations and to herself ; and so he is reduced to being a sick nurse or a general provider. Not to speak of other things, he must needs have a saucepan, to make water hot for the baby, to wash him in the bath ; when his wife has had a child he must provide wool and oil for her, and a bed and a cupthe vessels mount up at once-not to mention other business and distraction. What becomes now of that king of ours who watches every interest of the public,

Trusted with rule and full of many cares,

whose duty it is to watch others, those who have married and got children, to see which of them uses his wife well, which ill, who is quarrelsome, which house is prospering and which is not, going about like a physician and feeling men's pulses ?
` How then', says he, 'will you keep society going ?'
By God, do you think that those who bring into the world two or three ugly little squeakers to fill their place do men greater benefit than those who exercise oversight, so far as they can, over all men, to see what they do, how they live, what they attend to, what they undutifully neglect ? Do you think the Thebans reaped greater benefit from those who left them children than from Epaminondas who died childless ? Did Priam, who begat fifty sons, rascals all, contribute more to society than Homer ?
If we knew what a Cynic was we should not be moved or astonished at his not marrying or getting children. Man, he is parent to all men, he has men for his sons, women for his daughters ; he approaches all and treats all in the spirit of

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