But the fact that the same man finds
fault with my melancholy, and also with my jokes, is a great proof that I was
very moderate in each particular.
You have said that no inheritances come to me. Would that this accusation of
yours were a true one; I should have more of my friends and connections alive.
But how could such a charge ever come into your head? For I have received more
than twenty millions of sesterces in inheritances. Although in this particular I
admit that you have been more fortunate than I. No one has ever made me his heir
except he was a friend of mine, in order that my grief of mind for his loss
might be accompanied also with some gain, if it was to be considered as such.
But a man whom you never even saw, Lucius Rubrius, of Casinum
, made you his heir.