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A PRINCE OF NEUROTICS : AELIUS ARISTIDES

activities were not mere words. And more valuable than his buildings were the reasonableness and justice that guided all his words and works, his avoidance of megalomania, and the good sense that dominated his munificent services to you.
You realize, and posterity will appreciate, the fineness of the writings which he has left and their superiority to those of his fellow scholars ; but they are slight and poor shadows of his mind and culture. His talk was so far above them. I recall Plato's saying, that books are child's-play compared to the actual company of the wise. So let no one suppose that he will see the complete Alexander in his writings, though his work on Homer is adequate and in many ways is a fine piece of writing.

It would be difficult to better this portrait of a scholar. It shows, incidentally, something of the literary ideals that lay behind sophistry. And it shows Aristides at his best, because for a moment he is not thinking of himself. One side of him indeed no translation can show. He is among the great masters of the Greek language. But his powers are wasted by egoism and spoilt by that want of balance, that absence of a sense of fact, which often accompanies egoism. The final thought we have of him is of a great brain spent in creating what posterity ignores ; of idealism and devotion consecrated to a passing fancy of the human spirit.

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