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PLUTARCH

joyful elation-like a ray of light smiling on the good. Those who take a different view deprive success of its sweetest element, and leave no refuge for misfortune. In dark days they have one resource, one harbour to expect-dissolution and unconsciousness. It is like a comforter in a storm at sea who appeared and said that the ship had no pilot, and that the Dioscuri I would not come to our help,
To calm the onset of the angry sea
And the swift whistling winds :
still, that there was nothing to be alarmed at, but that in another moment the ship would be engulfed by the sea, or strike a rock and quickly break up. For this is what Epicurus preaches in terrible illness or extreme misfortune. ` Do you hope that your religion will bring you any good from God ? Mere vanity : blessed and incorruptible beings are insensible to anger or favour. Do you expect anything better than this life after its close ? You are deceived : what is dissolved is unconscious, and what is unconscious is nothing to us.' Why then, sir, do you tell me to eat and be merry ?` Because in a great storm shipwreck is near at hand : your extreme distress will bring you to death's door.' A wrecked passenger whose ship is shattered buoys himself up on a hope of 'bringing his carcase ashore' and escaping by swimming : but in the Epicureans' philosophy there appears for the soul
No place of landing from the hoary sea.
The soul is at once obliterated, dissolved, and destroyed before the body ; and so, apparently, it is delighted with the divine and supremely sage doctrine, that death, destruction, and annihilation are the end of its misfortunes.

Plutarch then argues that nothing is gained, but much lost, by disbelieving in a future life. As in the last extract, he

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