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III (A I, 7)

All's well at your mother's, 1 and I keep an eye on her. I have undertaken to pay L. Cincius 20,400 sesterces 2 to your credit on the Ides of February. Pray see that I receive at the earliest possible opportunity what you say in your letters that you have bought and secured for me. I should also be very much obliged if you would, as you promised, think over the means of securing the library for me. My hope of getting the one enjoyment which I care for, when I come to retire, depends entirely on your kindness.

1 The mother of Atticus lived to be ninety, dying in B.C. 33, not long before Atticus himself, who at her funeral declared that " he had never been reconciled to her, for he had never had a word of dispute with her" (Nep. Att. 17).

2 This sum is for the works of art purchased for the writer by Atticus.

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