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THERE remains Art. But what carpenter, master of his art, will pray about the beauty of a plough ? What weaver, master of his art, about the beauty of a mantle ? What smith, master of his art, about the beauty of a shield ? What hero, master of courage, will pray for fortitude ? What : good man, master of virtue, will pray for happiness ?
Very well. What object of prayer is there which is not subject to either Providence, Fate, Fortune, or Art ? Is your request for money ? Do not trouble God ; it is not a good thing for which you are asking. Do not trouble Fate ; money is not necessary. Do not trouble Fortune ; she does not give in answer to prayer. Do not trouble Art ; for you remember Menander's words :

Sordid is Art's old age,
Unless she find an avaricious lord.

No, my honest friend, change your methods, say your prayers to Iniquity, set to work. You win 'wealth and worry' by keeping a brothel or a ship, by robbery or villany, by informing, by giving false evidence, by taking bribes. Is your request for victory ? A mercenary will win it for you in war, an informer will procure it in a court of justice. Is it for trade ? Trade is the gift of ships and the sea and the sweep of the winds : markets are at your command : it is a thing you can buy. Why trouble heaven ? Do not be afraid of any unworthy conduct, and you will become rich, though you be Hipponicus,2 victorious, though you be Cleon, successful in the law-court, though you be Meletus. But if you have recourse to prayer to God, you will find yourself before an exact and inexorable judge: no god will tolerate your praying improper prayers or give you what he should not give. A severe examiner and auditor

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