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country, or by the sea, or among the hills. And thou thyself art wont to yearn after the like.-Yet all this is the sheerest folly, for it is open to thee every hour to retire into thyself. And where can man find a calmer, more restful haven than in his own soul ? Most of all he whose inner state is so ordered that he has only to penetrate thither to find himself in the midst of a great peace-a peace that, to my mind, is synonymous with orderliness.
Therefore betake thee freely to this city of refuge, there to be made new. And cherish within thee a few brief and fundamental principles, such as will suffice, so soon as they recur to thee, to wash away all pain and bid thee depart in peace, repining not at the things whereto thou returnest.-For what is it that vexes thee ?-The evil of man's heart ?-Call to mind the doctrine that all rational beings exist for the sake each of other, that to bear and forbear is part of justice, and that men's sins are not sins of will. Reflect how many before thee have lived in enmity, suspicion, hatred, and strife, and then been laid out and reduced to ashes.-Think of this and be at rest.But, perchance, it is the lot assigned thee from the sum of things that troubles thee.-Then recall the dilemma, 'Either Providence or atomic theory,' and all the proofs that went to show that the universe is a constitutional state.-Maybe the ills of the flesh will prick thee somewhat.-Then remember that the mind, when once ithas withdrawn itself to itself and realized its own power, has neither part nor lot with the soft and pleasant, or harsh and painful, motions of thy breath ; and ponder again the doctrines of pain and pleasure to which thou hast hearkened and assented.-Or, again, thy little meed of glory may cause thee a twinge.-Then look and see how speedily all things fall into oblivion ; what a great gulf of infinite time yawns behind thee and before ; how empty are the plaudits of men ; how fickle and unreasoning are they who feign to praise thee, and within what narrow boundaries that praise is circumscribed. For the whole earth is but a point ; and what

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