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[4] “If I should give the advice which in my judgment is best, may many blessings come to me; otherwise, the opposite. For what men term ‘sacred counsel’1 seems verily to be my portion; since to-day if I be found to have given good counsel, there will be many to praise me, but if it be ill, there will be many among you to curse me.

1 Hecatonymus alludes to the proverb “Counsel is a sacred thing,” i.e. it must be given honestly.

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