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‘And those who are not inclined to caution or precaution, but are of a confiding temper; for they are all easy to take by surprise’ (λαθεῖν, lit. it is easy for the wrong-doer to escape their notice in attacking them).

And the careless (indolent, easy-tempered); because the prosecution of an offence belongs to (the opposite character) the careful, anxious attentive.

So Leech, in Punch, Aug. 2, 1862. Infuricate Captain. ‘You scoundrel, I'll have you up as sure as you are born’. Cabman. ‘What, summons me! Oh no, you won't, my Lord. You'll never take the trouble’. (Exit Cabman with 3s. 6d. over his fare.)

And the sensitive, timid, retiring, shamefaced; because they are not ‘combative’, inclined to contest the point, to stand out, in the matter of gain. αἰσχυντηλός, II 6. 27, 12. 10, it is characteristic of young men: whereas Eth. Nic. IV 15, 1128 b 20, πρεσβύτερον οὐδεὶς ἂν ἐπαινέσειεν ὅτι αἰσχυντηλός. Plat. Charm. 158 C, Legg. II 665 E, αἰσχυντηλῶς ᾁδοντες. Vict. cites Aristoph. Equit. 264, καὶ σκοπεῖς γε τῶν πολιτῶν ὅστις ἐστὶν ἀμνοκῶν, πλούσιος καὶ μὴ πονηρὸς καὶ τρέμων τὰ πράγματα.

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