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And the opposites of these as of the opposite quality of soul?

Of the opposite quality.

What then? He who is indolent, careless and idle will be in our eyes what the poet described1—“a man most like to sting-less drones”?

A most true description.

That God has such a character we must certainly deny, seeing that he hates it; nor must we allow anyone to attempt to say so.

We could not possibly allow that.

When a person whose duty it is especially to act and care for

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