Both of one line, both of one country boast,where he declares Jupiter's prerogative in wisdom and science to be the more honorable, by terming it the elder. I, for my own part, do believe that the felicity of eternal living which the Gods enjoy lies mainly in this, that nothing escapes their cognizance that passes in the sphere of generation, and that, should we set aside wisdom and the knowledge of true beings,3 immortality itself would not be life, but merely a long time. [p. 66]
But royal Jove's the eldest and knows most;
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