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[406e] enters upon his customary way of life, regains his health, and lives attending to his affairs—or, if his body is not equal to strain, he dies and is freed from all his troubles.1” “For such a man,” he said, “that appears to be the right use of medicine.” “And is not the reason,” I said,

1 This alone marks the humor of the whole passage, which Macaulay's Essay on Bacon seems to miss. Cf. Aristophanes Acharnians 757;Apology 41 D.

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