aken away, to restore it readily,
and to be thankful for the time you have been permitted the use of it; and not cry after it, like a child
for its nurse and its mamma. For what does it signify what gets the better of you, or on what you
depend? Which is the worthier, one crying for a
doll, or for an academy? You lament for the portico
and the assembly of young people, and such entertainments. Another comes lamenting that he must
no longer drink the water of Dirce.A beautiful clear river in Boeotia, flowing into the Ismenus. The Marcian water was conveyed by Ancus Marcius to Rome. -C. Why, is not the
Marcian water as good? " But I was used to that."
And in time you will be used to the other. And
when you are attached to this too, you may weep
again, and set yourself, in imitation of Euripides, to
celebrate, in verse
The baths of Nero, and the Marcian water.
Hence see the origin of Tragedy, when trifling accidents befall foolish men. "Ah, when shall I see
Athens and the citadel again