At any rate you would expect a stone image to utter a sound sooner than those lads; you would sooner attract the attention of a bronze figure; you might think them more modest even than a young bride in the bridal chamber.1 When they have taken their place at a public meal, you must be content if you can get an answer to a question.Such was the care that he bestowed on the growing lads.
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