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For it is an immoveable security of overpowering happiness for mortals,  when the youthful strength of children, who will bear fruit in their turn, shines in the father's halls, and they will have inherited wealth from their fathers  in the form of other children. For it brings a cure in ills, pleasure in good fortune, a saving defense with the spear for one's native land. For me the careful nurture of dear children  would be beyond wealth and a king's palace. I hate the childless life, and I blame the one to whom it seems good;  may I have a life blessed with children and moderate wealth.