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[792e] so far as possible, the new-born babe. For because of the force of habit, it is in infancy that the whole character is most effectually determined.1 I should assert further—were it not that it would be taken as a jest—that women with child, above all others, should be cared for during their years of pregnancy, lest any of them should indulge in repeated and intense pleasures or pains, instead of cultivating, during the whole of that period, a cheerful, bright and calm demeanor.

There is no need for you, Stranger, to ask Megillus

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