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universe. One man's task lies here ; another's there. Even the grumbler, who is always trying to hinder or undo what happens, incidentally does his share. For the universe has need even of such.-It remains for thee to consider with which class of workmen thou wilt cast in thy lot. The master-craftsman will treat thee well, and receive thee into part of his fellow toilers and coadjutors.
Let me ever be mindful what is the Nature of the universe, and what my own ; how the latter is related to the former, and what part it is of what whole.-And forget not that there is none that can forbid thee to be ever, in deed and word, in harmony with the Nature whereof thou art part.
All that is best for thee, O Universe, is best also for me. Nothing, that comes in thy good time, to me comes early or late. To me, O Nature, all that thy seasons bear is fruit. From thee come all things, in thee they abide, and to thee they return.
The poet cries, ` O city of Cecrops, land beloved'; and canst thou not say, ` O city of God, O land of love' ?
Having seen the nature of the Universe we proceed to see the nature of Man.
THIS thing that I call 'myself ' is compact of flesh, breath, and reason. Thou art even now in the throes of death ; despise therefore the flesh. It is but a little blood, a few bones, a paltry net woven from nerves and veins and arteries. Consider next thy breath. What a trifle it is ! A little air, and this for ever changing : every minute of every hour we are gasping it forth and sucking it in again !
Only reason is left us. Consider thus : Thou art stricken in years ; then suffer it not to remain a bond-servant ; suffer it not to be puppet-like, hurried hither and thither by impulses that take no thought of thy fellow man ; suffer it not to murmur at destiny in the present or look askance at it in the future.
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