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[183e] as he is not in love with what abides, he himself is not abiding. As soon as the bloom of the body he so loved begins to fade he ‘flutters off and is gone,’1 leaving all his speeches and promises dishonored: whereas the lover of a nature that is worthy abides throughout life,

1 So Agamemnon speaks of the dream which brought him a message through the lips of Nestor (Hom. Il. 2.71).

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