WHEN AND FROM WHENCE THE PERFECTION OF A MAN COMMENCES.
HERACLITUS and the Stoics say, that men begin their
completeness when the second septenary of years begins,
about which time the seminal serum is emitted. Trees
first begin their perfection when they give their seeds; till
then they are immature, imperfect, and unfruitful. After
the same manner a man is completed in the second septenary of years, and is capable of learning what is good and
evil, and of discipline therein.