there are borrowings and levyings1 upon the estate?” “Of course.”
“And when all these resources fail, must there not come a cry from
the frequent and fierce nestlings2 of desire hatched in his
soul, and must not such men, urged, as it were by goads, by the other
desires, and especially by the ruling passion itself as captain of their
bodyguard—to keep up the figure—must they not run wild
and look to see who has aught that can be taken from him by deceit
1 For παραιρέσεις cf. Thuc. i. 122. 1, Aristot.Pol.
1311 a 12, 1315 a
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