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and do you suppose that this great universe drifts unsteered and uncontrolled ?
Zeus. Good, this time, Timocles ; a cogent illustration, that.
Da. But, you Pattern of Piety, the earthly navigator makes his Plans, takes his measures, gives his orders, with a single eye to efficiency; there is nothing useless or Purposeless on board; every thing is to make navigation easy or Possible; but as for the navigator for whom you claim the management of this vast ship, he and his crew show no reason or appropriateness in any of their arrangements ; the,forestays, as likely as not, are made fast to the stern, and both sheets to the bows ; the anchor will be gold, the beak lead, decoration below the water-line, and unsightliness above.
As for the men, you will find some lazy awkward coward in second or third command, or a fine swimmer, active as a cat aloft, and a handy man generally, chosen out of all the rest to -pump. It is just the same with the Passengers : here is a gaol-bird accommodated with a seat next the captain and treated with reverence there a debauchee or parricide or temple-robber in honourable Possession of the best place, while crowds of respectable people are Packed together in a corner and hustled by their real inferiors. Consider what sort of a voyage Socrates and Aristides and Phocion had of it, on short rations, not venturing, for the,filtdt, to stretch out their legs on the bare deck; and on the other hand what a comfortable, luxurious, contemptuous life it was for Callias or Miclias or Sardanapalus.
That is how things go on board your ship, sir wiseacre ; and who shall count the wrecks ? If there had been a captain supervising and directing, in the first Place he would have known the difference between good and bad passengers, and in the second he would have given them their deserts ; the better would have had the better accommodation above by his side, and the worse gone below ; with some of the better he would have shared his meals and his counsels. So too for the crew : the keen sailor would have been made look-out man or captain of the watch, or given some sort of

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If there had been a captain supervising and directing, in what is first Place he would have known what is difference between good and bad passengers, and in what is second he would have given them their deserts ; what is better would have had what is better accommodation above by his side, and what is worse gone below ; with some of what is better he would have shared his meals and his counsels. 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