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<author n="Cic.">M. Tullius Cicero</author>
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<text n="Amic"><body><head><w id="4222797">Laelius</w> <w id="4222798">de</w> <w id="4222799">Amicitia</w></head>
<p><milestone unit="chapter" n="1" /><milestone unit="section" n="1" /><w id="4222800">Q</w>. <w id="4222802">Mucius</w> <w id="4222803">augur</w> <w id="4222804">multa</w> <w id="4222805">narrare</w> <w id="4222806">de</w> <w id="4222807">C</w>. <w id="4222809">Laelio</w>
<w id="4222810">socero</w> <w id="4222811">suo</w> <w id="4222812">memoriter</w> <w id="4222813">et</w> <w id="4222814">iucunde</w> <w id="4222815">solebat</w> <w id="4222816">nec</w> <w id="4222817">dubitare</w>
<w id="4222818">illum</w> <w id="4222819">in</w> <w id="4222820">omni</w> <w id="4222821">sermone</w> <w id="4222822">appellare</w> <w id="4222823">sapientem</w>. <reg><w id="4222825">ego</w></reg>
<w id="4222826">autem</w> <w id="4222827">a</w> <w id="4222828">patre</w> <w id="4222829">ita</w> <w id="4222830">eram</w> <w id="4222831">deductus</w> <w id="4222832">ad</w> <w id="4222833">Scaevolam</w>
<w id="4222834">sumpta</w> <w id="4222835">virili</w> <w id="4222836">toga</w>, <w id="4222838">ut</w>, <w id="4222840">quoad</w> <w id="4222841">possem</w> <w id="4222842">et</w> <w id="4222843">liceret</w>, <w id="4222845">a</w>
<w id="4222846">senis</w> <w id="4222847">latere</w> <w id="4222848">numquam</w> <w id="4222849">discederem</w>. <reg><w id="4222851">itaque</w></reg> <w id="4222852">multa</w>
<w id="4222853">ab</w> <w id="4222854">eo</w> <w id="4222855">prudenter</w> <w id="4222856">disputata</w>, <w id="4222858">multa</w> <w id="4222859">etiam</w> <w id="4222860">breviter</w> <w id="4222861">et</w>
<w id="4222862">commode</w> <w id="4222863">dicta</w> <w id="4222864">memoriae</w> <w id="4222865">mandabam</w>, <w id="4222867">fierique</w> <w id="4222868">studebam</w> <w id="4222869">eius</w> <w id="4222870">prudentia</w> <w id="4222871">doctior</w>. <reg><w id="4222873">quo</w></reg> <w id="4222874">mortuo</w> <w id="4222875">me</w> <w id="4222876">ad</w>
<w id="4222877">pontificem</w> <w id="4222878">Scaevolam</w> <w id="4222879">contuli</w>, <w id="4222881">quem</w> <w id="4222882">unum</w> <w id="4222883">nostrae</w>
<w id="4222884">civitatis</w> <w id="4222885">et</w> <w id="4222886">ingenio</w> <w id="4222887">et</w> <w id="4222888">iustitia</w> <w id="4222889">praestantissimum</w>
<w id="4222890">audeo</w> <w id="4222891">dicere</w>. <reg><w id="4222893">sed</w></reg> <w id="4222894">de</w> <w id="4222895">hoc</w> <w id="4222896">alias</w>, <w id="4222898">nunc</w> <w id="4222899">redeo</w> <w id="4222900">ad</w>
<w id="4222901">augurem</w>.</p>
<p><milestone unit="section" n="2" /><reg><w id="4222903">cum</w></reg> <w id="4222904">saepe</w> <w id="4222905">multa</w>, <w id="4222907">tum</w> <w id="4222908">memini</w> <w id="4222909">domi</w> <w id="4222910">in</w> <w id="4222911">hemicyclio</w>
<w id="4222912">sedentem</w>, <w id="4222914">ut</w> <w id="4222915">solebat</w>, <w id="4222917">cum</w> <w id="4222918">et</w> <w id="4222919">ego</w> <w id="4222920">essem</w> <w id="4222921">una</w> <w id="4222922">et</w>
<w id="4222923">pauci</w> <w id="4222924">admodum</w> <w id="4222925">familiares</w>, <w id="4222927">in</w> <w id="4222928">eum</w> <w id="4222929">sermonem</w> <w id="4222930">illum</w>
<w id="4222931">incidere</w>, <w id="4222933">qui</w> <corr sic="tur"><w id="4222934">tum</w></corr> <w id="4222935">fere</w> <w id="4222936">multis</w><ref id="n0" target="ref0" /> <w id="4222937">erat</w> <w id="4222938">in</w> <w id="4222939">ore</w>. <reg><w id="4222941">memi</w></reg>-

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<w id="4222942">nisti</w> <w id="4222943">enim</w> <w id="4222944">profecto</w>, <w id="4222946">Attice</w>, <w id="4222948">et</w> <w id="4222949">eo</w> <w id="4222950">magis</w>, <w id="4222952">quod</w> <w id="4222953">P</w>.
<w id="4222955">Sulpicio</w> <w id="4222956">utebare</w> <w id="4222957">multum</w>, <w id="4222959">cum</w> <w id="4222960">is</w> <w id="4222961">tribunus</w> <w id="4222962">plebis</w>
<w id="4222963">capitali</w> <w id="4222964">odio</w> <w id="4222965">a</w> <w id="4222966">Q</w>. <w id="4222968">Pompeio</w>, <w id="4222970">qui</w> <w id="4222971">tum</w> <w id="4222972">erat</w> <w id="4222973">consul</w>,
<w id="4222975">dissideret</w>, <w id="4222977">quocum</w> <w id="4222978">coniunctissime</w> <w id="4222979">et</w> <w id="4222980">amantissime</w>
<w id="4222981">vixerat</w>, <w id="4222983">quanta</w> <w id="4222984">esset</w> <w id="4222985">hominum</w> <w id="4222986">vel</w> <w id="4222987">admiratio</w> <w id="4222988">vel</w>
<w id="4222989">querella</w>.<milestone unit="section" n="3" /> <reg><w id="4222991">itaque</w></reg> <w id="4222992">tum</w> <w id="4222993">Scaevola</w>, <w id="4222995">cum</w> <w id="4222996">in</w> <corr sic="ear"><w id="4222997">eam</w></corr> <w id="4222998">ipsam</w>
<w id="4222999">mentionem</w> <w id="4223000">incidisset</w>, <w id="4223002">exposuit</w> <w id="4223003">nobis</w> <w id="4223004">sermonem</w>
<w id="4223005">Laeli</w> <w id="4223006">de</w> <w id="4223007">amicitia</w> <w id="4223008">habitum</w> <w id="4223009">ab</w> <w id="4223010">illo</w> <w id="4223011">secum</w> <w id="4223012">et</w> <w id="4223013">cum</w>
<w id="4223014">altero</w> <w id="4223015">genero</w> <w id="4223016">C</w>. <w id="4223018">Fannio</w>, <w id="4223020">Marci</w> <w id="4223021">filio</w>, <w id="4223023">paucis</w> <w id="4223024">diebus</w>
<w id="4223025">post</w> <w id="4223026">mortem</w> <w id="4223027">Africani</w>. <reg><w id="4223029">eius</w></reg> <w id="4223030">disputationis</w> <w id="4223031">sententias</w> <w id="4223032">memoriae</w> <w id="4223033">mandavi</w>, <w id="4223035">quas</w> <w id="4223036">hoc</w> <w id="4223037">libro</w> <w id="4223038">exposui</w>
<w id="4223039">arbitratu</w> <w id="4223040">meo</w>; <w id="4223042">quasi</w> <w id="4223043">enim</w> <w id="4223044">ipsos</w> <w id="4223045">induxi</w> <w id="4223046">loquentis</w>,
<w id="4223048">ne</w> <quote><w id="4223049">inquam</w></quote> <w id="4223050">et</w> <quote><w id="4223051">inquit</w></quote> <w id="4223052">saepius</w> <w id="4223053">interponeretur</w>
<w id="4223054">atque</w> <w id="4223055">ut</w> <w id="4223056">tamquam</w> <w id="4223057">a</w> <w id="4223058">praesentibus</w> <w id="4223059">coram</w> <w id="4223060">haberi</w>
<w id="4223061">sermo</w> <w id="4223062">videretur</w>.<milestone unit="section" n="4" /> <reg><w id="4223064">cum</w></reg> <w id="4223065">enim</w> <w id="4223066">saepe</w> <w id="4223067">mecum</w> <w id="4223068">ageres</w>,
<w id="4223070">ut</w> <w id="4223071">de</w> <w id="4223072">amicitia</w> <w id="4223073">scriberem</w> <w id="4223074">aliquid</w>, <w id="4223076">digna</w> <w id="4223077">mihi</w> <w id="4223078">res</w>
<w id="4223079">cum</w> <w id="4223080">omnium</w> <w id="4223081">cognitione</w> <corr sic="tur"><w id="4223082">tum</w></corr> <w id="4223083">nostra</w> <w id="4223084">familiaritate</w>
<w id="4223085">visa</w> <w id="4223086">est</w>; <w id="4223088">itaque</w> <w id="4223089">feci</w> <w id="4223090">non</w> <w id="4223091">invitus</w> <w id="4223092">ut</w> <w id="4223093">prodessem</w>
<w id="4223094">multis</w> <w id="4223095">rogatu</w> <w id="4223096">tuo</w>. <reg><w id="4223098">sed</w></reg> <w id="4223099">ut</w> <w id="4223100">in</w> <w id="4223101">Catone</w> <w id="4223102">maiore</w>, <w id="4223104">qui</w>
<w id="4223105">est</w> <w id="4223106">scriptus</w> <w id="4223107">ad</w> <w id="4223108">te</w> <w id="4223109">de</w> <w id="4223110">senectute</w>, <w id="4223112">Catonem</w> <w id="4223113">induxi</w>
<w id="4223114">senem</w> <w id="4223115">disputantem</w>, <w id="4223117">quia</w> <w id="4223118">nulla</w> <w id="4223119">videbatur</w> <w id="4223120">aptior</w>
<w id="4223121">persona</w> <w id="4223122">quae</w> <w id="4223123">de</w> <w id="4223124">illa</w> <w id="4223125">aetate</w> <w id="4223126">loqueretur</w>, <w id="4223128">quam</w> <w id="4223129">eius</w>,
<w id="4223131">qui</w> <w id="4223132">et</w> <w id="4223133">diutissime</w> <w id="4223134">senex</w> <w id="4223135">fuisset</w> <w id="4223136">et</w> <w id="4223137">in</w> <w id="4223138">ipsa</w> <w id="4223139">senectute</w>
<w id="4223140">praeter</w> <w id="4223141">ceteros</w> <w id="4223142">floruisset</w>; <w id="4223144">sic</w>, <w id="4223146">cum</w> <w id="4223147">accepissemus</w> <w id="4223148">a</w>
<w id="4223149">patribus</w> <w id="4223150">maxime</w> <w id="4223151">memorabilem</w> <w id="4223152">C</w>. <w id="4223154">Laeli</w> <w id="4223155">et</w> <w id="4223156">P</w>.
<w id="4223158">Scipionis</w> <w id="4223159">familiaritatem</w> <w id="4223160">fuisse</w>, <w id="4223162">idonea</w> <corr sic="milli"><w id="4223163">mihi</w></corr> <w id="4223164">Laeli</w>

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<w id="4223165">persona</w> <w id="4223166">visa</w> <w id="4223167">est</w> <w id="4223168">quae</w> <w id="4223169">de</w> <w id="4223170">amicitia</w> <w id="4223171">ea</w> <w id="4223172">ipsa</w> <w id="4223173">dissereret</w>,
<w id="4223175">quae</w> <w id="4223176">disputata</w> <w id="4223177">ab</w> <w id="4223178">eo</w> <w id="4223179">meminisset</w> <w id="4223180">Scaevola</w>. <reg><w id="4223182">genus</w></reg>
<w id="4223183">autem</w> <w id="4223184">hoc</w> <w id="4223185">sermonum</w> <w id="4223186">positum</w> <w id="4223187">in</w> <w id="4223188">hominum</w> <w id="4223189">veterum</w>
<w id="4223190">auctoritate</w> <w id="4223191">et</w> <w id="4223192">eorum</w> <w id="4223193">illustrium</w> <w id="4223194">plus</w> <w id="4223195">nescio</w> <w id="4223196">quo</w>
<w id="4223197">pacto</w> <w id="4223198">videtur</w> <w id="4223199">habere</w> <w id="4223200">gravitatis</w>: <w id="4223201">itaque</w> <w id="4223202">ipse</w> <w id="4223203">mea</w>
<w id="4223204">legens</w> <w id="4223205">sic</w> <w id="4223206">afficior</w> <w id="4223207">interdum</w>, <w id="4223209">ut</w> <w id="4223210">Catonem</w>, <w id="4223212">non</w> <w id="4223213">me</w>,
<w id="4223215">loqui</w> <w id="4223216">existimem</w>.<milestone unit="section" n="5" /> <reg><w id="4223218">sed</w></reg> <w id="4223219">ut</w> <w id="4223220">tum</w> <w id="4223221">ad</w> <w id="4223222">senem</w> <w id="4223223">senex</w> <w id="4223224">de</w>
<w id="4223225">senectute</w>, <w id="4223227">sic</w> <w id="4223228">hoc</w> <w id="4223229">libro</w> <w id="4223230">ad</w> <w id="4223231">amicum</w> <w id="4223232">amicissimus</w>
<w id="4223233">scripsi</w> <w id="4223234">de</w> <w id="4223235">amicitia</w>. <reg><w id="4223237">tum</w></reg> <w id="4223238">est</w> <w id="4223239">Cato</w> <w id="4223240">locutus</w>, <w id="4223242">quo</w> <w id="4223243">erat</w>
<w id="4223244">nemo</w> <w id="4223245">fere</w> <w id="4223246">senior</w> <w id="4223247">temporibus</w> <w id="4223248">illis</w>, <w id="4223250">nemo</w> <w id="4223251">prudentior</w>;
<w id="4223253">nunc</w> <w id="4223254">Laelius</w> <w id="4223255">et</w> <w id="4223256">sapiens</w>, <w id="4223258">sic</w> <w id="4223259">enim</w> <w id="4223260">est</w> <w id="4223261">habitus</w>, <w id="4223263">et</w>
<w id="4223264">amicitiae</w> <w id="4223265">gloria</w> <w id="4223266">excellens</w> <w id="4223267">de</w> <w id="4223268">amicitia</w> <w id="4223269">loquetur</w>. <reg><w id="4223271">tu</w></reg>
<w id="4223272">velim</w> <w id="4223273">a</w> <w id="4223274">me</w> <w id="4223275">animum</w> <w id="4223276">parumper</w> <w id="4223277">avertas</w>, <w id="4223279">Laelium</w>
<w id="4223280">loqui</w> <w id="4223281">ipsum</w> <w id="4223282">putes</w>. <w id="4223284">C</w>. <w id="4223286">Fannius</w> <w id="4223287">et</w> <w id="4223288">Q</w>. <w id="4223290">Mucius</w> <w id="4223291">ad</w>
<w id="4223292">socerum</w> <w id="4223293">veniunt</w> <w id="4223294">post</w> <w id="4223295">mortem</w> <w id="4223296">Africani</w>; <w id="4223298">ab</w> <w id="4223299">his</w>
<w id="4223300">sermo</w> <w id="4223301">oritur</w>, <w id="4223303">respondet</w> <w id="4223304">Laelius</w>, <w id="4223306">cuius</w> <w id="4223307">tota</w> <w id="4223308">disputatio</w> <w id="4223309">est</w> <w id="4223310">de</w> <w id="4223311">amicitia</w>, <w id="4223313">quam</w> <w id="4223314">legens</w> <w id="4223315">te</w> <w id="4223316">ipse</w><ref id="n1" target="ref1" /> <w id="4223317">cognosces</w></p>
<p><milestone unit="section" n="6" /><milestone unit="chapter" n="2" /><w id="4223318">FANNIUS</w>. <w id="4223320">Sunt</w> <w id="4223321">ista</w>, <w id="4223323">Laeli</w>; <w id="4223325">nec</w> <w id="4223326">enim</w> <w id="4223327">melior</w>
<w id="4223328">vir</w> <w id="4223329">fuit</w> <w id="4223330">Africano</w> <w id="4223331">quisquam</w> <w id="4223332">nec</w> <w id="4223333">clarior</w>. <reg><w id="4223335">sed</w></reg> <w id="4223336">existimare</w> <w id="4223337">debes</w> <w id="4223338">omnium</w> <w id="4223339">oculos</w> <w id="4223340">in</w> <w id="4223341">te</w> <w id="4223342">esse</w> <w id="4223343">coniectos</w>
<w id="4223344">unum</w>; <w id="4223346">te</w> <w id="4223347">sapientem</w> <w id="4223348">et</w> <w id="4223349">appellant</w> <w id="4223350">et</w> <w id="4223351">existimant</w>
<w id="4223352">Tribuebatur</w> <w id="4223353">hoc</w> <w id="4223354">modo</w> <w id="4223355">M</w>. <w id="4223357">Catoni</w>, <w id="4223359">scimus</w> <w id="4223360">L</w>. <w id="4223362">Acilium</w>
<w id="4223363">apud</w> <w id="4223364">patres</w> <w id="4223365">nostros</w> <w id="4223366">appellatum</w> <w id="4223367">esse</w> <w id="4223368">sapientem</w>, <w id="4223370">sed</w>

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<w id="4223371">uterque</w> <w id="4223372">alio</w> <w id="4223373">quodam</w> <w id="4223374">modo</w>: <w id="4223375">Acilius</w> <w id="4223376">quia</w> <w id="4223377">prudens</w>
<w id="4223378">esse</w> <w id="4223379">in</w> <w id="4223380">iure</w> <w id="4223381">civili</w> <w id="4223382">putabatur</w>, <w id="4223384">Cato</w> <w id="4223385">quia</w> <w id="4223386">multarum</w>
<w id="4223387">rerum</w> <w id="4223388">usum</w> <w id="4223389">habebat</w> <w id="4223390">et</w> <w id="4223391">multa</w> <w id="4223392">eius</w> <w id="4223393">et</w> <w id="4223394">in</w> <w id="4223395">senatu</w> <w id="4223396">et</w>
<w id="4223397">in</w> <w id="4223398">foro</w> <w id="4223399">vel</w> <w id="4223400">provisa</w> <w id="4223401">prudenter</w> <w id="4223402">vel</w> <w id="4223403">acta</w> <w id="4223404">constanter</w> <w id="4223405">vel</w>
<w id="4223406">responsa</w> <w id="4223407">acute</w> <w id="4223408">ferebantur</w>; <w id="4223410">propterea</w> <w id="4223411">quasi</w> <w id="4223412">cognomen</w>
<w id="4223413">iam</w> <w id="4223414">habebat</w> <w id="4223415">in</w> <w id="4223416">senectute</w> <w id="4223417">sapientis</w>.<milestone unit="section" n="7" /> <name><w id="4223419">Te</w></name> <w id="4223420">autem</w> <w id="4223421">alio</w>
<w id="4223422">quodam</w> <w id="4223423">modo</w> <w id="4223424">non</w> <w id="4223425">solum</w> <w id="4223426">natura</w> <w id="4223427">et</w> <w id="4223428">moribus</w>, <w id="4223430">verum</w>
<w id="4223431">etiam</w> <w id="4223432">studio</w> <w id="4223433">et</w> <w id="4223434">doctrina</w> <w id="4223435">esse</w> <w id="4223436">sapientem</w>, <w id="4223438">nec</w> <w id="4223439">sicut</w>
<w id="4223440">volgus</w>, <w id="4223442">sed</w> <w id="4223443">ut</w> <w id="4223444">eruditi</w> <w id="4223445">solent</w> <w id="4223446">appellare</w> <w id="4223447">sapientem</w>,
<w id="4223449">qualem</w> <w id="4223450">in</w> <w id="4223451">Graecia</w> <w id="4223452">reliqua</w> <w id="4223453">neminem</w>—<w id="4223454">nam</w> <w id="4223455">qui</w>
<w id="4223456">septem</w> <w id="4223457">appellantur</w>, <w id="4223459">eos</w> <w id="4223460">qui</w> <w id="4223461">ista</w> <w id="4223462">subtilius</w> <w id="4223463">quaerunt</w>
<w id="4223464">in</w> <w id="4223465">numero</w> <w id="4223466">sapientium</w> <w id="4223467">non</w> <w id="4223468">habent</w>—<w id="4223469">Athenis</w> <w id="4223470">unum</w>
<w id="4223471">accepimus</w> <w id="4223472">et</w> <w id="4223473">eum</w> <w id="4223474">quidem</w> <w id="4223475">etiam</w> <w id="4223476">Apollinis</w> <w id="4223477">oraculo</w>
<w id="4223478">sapientissimum</w> <w id="4223479">iudicatum</w>. <reg><w id="4223481">hanc</w></reg> <w id="4223482">esse</w> <w id="4223483">in</w> <w id="4223484">te</w> <w id="4223485">sapientiam</w> <w id="4223486">existimant</w>, <w id="4223488">ut</w> <w id="4223489">omnia</w> <w id="4223490">tua</w> <w id="4223491">in</w> <w id="4223492">te</w> <w id="4223493">posita</w> <w id="4223494">esse</w> <w id="4223495">ducas</w>
<w id="4223496">humanosque</w> <w id="4223497">casus</w> <w id="4223498">virtute</w> <w id="4223499">inferiores</w> <w id="4223500">putes</w>. <reg><w id="4223502">itaque</w></reg>
<w id="4223503">ex</w> <w id="4223504">me</w> <w id="4223505">quaerunt</w>, <w id="4223507">credo</w> <w id="4223508">ex</w> <w id="4223509">hoc</w> <w id="4223510">item</w> <w id="4223511">Scaevola</w>, <w id="4223513">quonam</w>
<w id="4223514">pacto</w> <w id="4223515">mortem</w> <w id="4223516">Africani</w> <w id="4223517">feras</w>, <w id="4223519">eoque</w> <w id="4223520">magis</w> <w id="4223521">quod</w>
<w id="4223522">proximis</w> <w id="4223523">Nonis</w>, <w id="4223525">cum</w> <w id="4223526">in</w> <w id="4223527">hortos</w> <w id="4223528">D</w>. <w id="4223530">Bruti</w> <w id="4223531">auguris</w>
<w id="4223532">commentandi</w> <w id="4223533">causa</w>, <w id="4223535">ut</w> <w id="4223536">assolet</w>, <w id="4223538">venissemus</w>, <w id="4223540">tu</w> <w id="4223541">non</w>
<w id="4223542">affuisti</w>, <w id="4223544">qui</w> <w id="4223545">diligentissime</w> <w id="4223546">semper</w> <w id="4223547">ilium</w> <w id="4223548">diem</w> <w id="4223549">et</w>
<w id="4223550">illud</w> <w id="4223551">munus</w> <w id="4223552">solitus</w> <w id="4223553">esses</w> <w id="4223554">obire</w>.</p>
<p><milestone unit="section" n="8" /><w id="4223556">SCAEVOLA</w>. <w id="4223558">Quaerunt</w> <w id="4223559">quidem</w>, <w id="4223561">C</w>. <w id="4223563">Laeli</w>, <w id="4223565">multum</w>,

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<w id="4223567">ut</w> <w id="4223568">est</w> <w id="4223569">a</w> <w id="4223570">Fannio</w> <w id="4223571">dictum</w>, <w id="4223573">sed</w> <w id="4223574">ego</w> <w id="4223575">id</w> <w id="4223576">respondeo</w>, <w id="4223578">quod</w>
<w id="4223579">animum</w> <w id="4223580">adverti</w>, <w id="4223582">te</w> <w id="4223583">dolorem</w> <w id="4223584">quem</w> <w id="4223585">acceperis</w> <w id="4223586">cum</w>
<w id="4223587">summi</w> <w id="4223588">viri</w> <corr sic="tur"><w id="4223589">tum</w></corr> <w id="4223590">amicissimi</w> <w id="4223591">morte</w> <w id="4223592">ferre</w> <w id="4223593">moderate</w>;
<w id="4223595">nec</w> <w id="4223596">potuisse</w> <w id="4223597">non</w> <w id="4223598">commoveri</w>, <w id="4223600">nec</w> <w id="4223601">fuisse</w> <w id="4223602">id</w> <w id="4223603">humanitatis</w> <w id="4223604">tuae</w>: <w id="4223605">quod</w> <w id="4223606">autem</w> <w id="4223607">Nonis</w> <w id="4223608">in</w> <w id="4223609">collegio</w> <w id="4223610">nostro</w>
<w id="4223611">non</w> <w id="4223612">affuisses</w>, <w id="4223614">valetudinem</w> <w id="4223615">respondeo</w> <w id="4223616">causam</w>, <w id="4223618">non</w>
<w id="4223619">maestitiam</w> <w id="4223620">fuisse</w>.</p>
<p><w id="4223622">LAELIUS</w>. <w id="4223624">Recte</w> <w id="4223625">tu</w> <w id="4223626">quidem</w>, <w id="4223628">Scaevola</w>, <w id="4223630">et</w> <w id="4223631">vere</w>; <w id="4223633">nec</w>
<w id="4223634">enim</w> <w id="4223635">ab</w> <w id="4223636">isto</w> <w id="4223637">officio</w>, <w id="4223639">quod</w> <w id="4223640">semper</w> <w id="4223641">usurpavi</w> <w id="4223642">cum</w>
<w id="4223643">valerem</w>, <w id="4223645">abduci</w> <w id="4223646">incommodo</w> <w id="4223647">meo</w> <w id="4223648">debui</w>, <w id="4223650">nec</w> <w id="4223651">ullo</w>
<w id="4223652">casu</w> <w id="4223653">arbitror</w> <w id="4223654">hoc</w> <w id="4223655">constanti</w> <w id="4223656">homini</w> <w id="4223657">posse</w> <w id="4223658">contingere</w>,
<w id="4223660">ut</w> <w id="4223661">ulla</w> <w id="4223662">intermissio</w> <w id="4223663">fiat</w> <w id="4223664">offici</w>.<milestone unit="section" n="9" /> <reg><w id="4223666">tu</w></reg> <w id="4223667">autem</w>, <w id="4223669">Fanni</w>, <w id="4223671">quod</w>
<w id="4223672">mihi</w> <w id="4223673">tantum</w> <w id="4223674">tribui</w> <w id="4223675">dicis</w>, <w id="4223677">quantum</w> <w id="4223678">ego</w> <w id="4223679">nec</w> <w id="4223680">agnosco</w>
<w id="4223681">nec</w> <w id="4223682">postulo</w>, <w id="4223684">facis</w> <w id="4223685">amice</w>, <w id="4223687">sed</w>, <w id="4223689">ut</w> <w id="4223690">mihi</w> <w id="4223691">videris</w>, <w id="4223693">non</w>
<w id="4223694">recte</w> <w id="4223695">iudicas</w> <w id="4223696">de</w> <w id="4223697">Catone</w>. <reg><w id="4223699">aut</w></reg> <w id="4223700">enim</w> <w id="4223701">nemo</w>, <w id="4223703">quod</w>
<w id="4223704">quidem</w> <w id="4223705">magis</w> <w id="4223706">credo</w>, <w id="4223708">aut</w>, <w id="4223710">si</w> <w id="4223711">quisquam</w>, <w id="4223713">ille</w> <w id="4223714">sapiens</w>
<w id="4223715">fuit</w>. <reg><w id="4223717">quo</w></reg> <w id="4223718">modo</w>, <w id="4223720">ut</w> <w id="4223721">alia</w> <w id="4223722">omittam</w>, <w id="4223724">mortem</w> <w id="4223725">fili</w> <w id="4223726">tulit</w>!
<reg><w id="4223727">memineram</w></reg> <w id="4223728">Paulum</w>, <w id="4223730">videram</w> <w id="4223731">Gallum</w>; <w id="4223733">sed</w> <w id="4223734">hi</w> <w id="4223735">in</w>
<w id="4223736">pueris</w>, <w id="4223738">Cato</w> <w id="4223739">in</w> <w id="4223740">perfecto</w> <w id="4223741">et</w> <w id="4223742">spectato</w> <w id="4223743">viro</w>.<milestone unit="section" n="10" /> <reg><w id="4223745">quam</w></reg>
<w id="4223746">ob</w> <w id="4223747">rem</w> <w id="4223748">cave</w> <w id="4223749">Catoni</w> <w id="4223750">anteponas</w> <w id="4223751">ne</w> <w id="4223752">istum</w> <w id="4223753">quidem</w>
<w id="4223754">ipsum</w>, <w id="4223756">quem</w> <w id="4223757">Apollo</w>, <w id="4223759">ut</w> <w id="4223760">ais</w>, <w id="4223762">sapientissimum</w> <w id="4223763">iudicavit</w>;
<w id="4223765">huius</w> <w id="4223766">enim</w> <w id="4223767">facta</w>, <w id="4223769">illius</w> <w id="4223770">dicta</w> <w id="4223771">laudantur</w>.</p>
<p><name><w id="4223773">De</w></name> <w id="4223774">me</w> <w id="4223775">autem</w>, <w id="4223777">ut</w> <w id="4223778">iam</w> <w id="4223779">cum</w> <w id="4223780">utroque</w> <w id="4223781">vestrum</w> <w id="4223782">loquar</w>,

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<w id="4223784">sic</w> <w id="4223785">habetote</w>: <milestone unit="chapter" n="3" /><reg><w id="4223786">ego</w></reg> <w id="4223787">si</w> <w id="4223788">Scipionis</w> <w id="4223789">desiderio</w> <w id="4223790">me</w>
<w id="4223791">moveri</w> <w id="4223792">negem</w>, <w id="4223794">quam</w> <w id="4223795">id</w> <w id="4223796">recte</w> <w id="4223797">faciam</w> <w id="4223798">viderint</w> <w id="4223799">sapientes</w>, <w id="4223801">sed</w> <w id="4223802">certe</w> <w id="4223803">mentiar</w>. <reg><w id="4223805">moveor</w></reg> <w id="4223806">enim</w> <w id="4223807">tali</w> <w id="4223808">amico</w>
<w id="4223809">orbatus</w>, <w id="4223811">qualis</w>, <w id="4223813">ut</w> <w id="4223814">arbitror</w>, <w id="4223816">nemo</w> <w id="4223817">umquam</w> <w id="4223818">erit</w>, <w id="4223820">ut</w>
<w id="4223821">confirmare</w> <w id="4223822">possum</w>, <w id="4223824">nemo</w> <w id="4223825">certe</w> <w id="4223826">fuit</w>. <reg><w id="4223828">sed</w></reg> <w id="4223829">non</w> <w id="4223830">egeo</w>
<w id="4223831">medicina</w>: <w id="4223832">me</w> <w id="4223833">ipse</w> <w id="4223834">consolor</w> <w id="4223835">et</w> <w id="4223836">maxime</w> <w id="4223837">illo</w> <w id="4223838">solacio</w>,
<w id="4223840">quod</w> <w id="4223841">eo</w> <w id="4223842">errore</w> <w id="4223843">careo</w>, <w id="4223845">quo</w> <w id="4223846">amicorum</w> <w id="4223847">decessu</w> <w id="4223848">plerique</w>
<w id="4223849">angi</w> <w id="4223850">solent</w>. <reg><w id="4223852">nihil</w></reg> <w id="4223853">mali</w> <w id="4223854">accidisse</w> <w id="4223855">Scipioni</w> <w id="4223856">puto</w>; <w id="4223858">mihi</w>
<w id="4223859">accidit</w>, <w id="4223861">si</w> <w id="4223862">quid</w> <w id="4223863">accidit</w>; <w id="4223865">suis</w> <w id="4223866">autem</w> <w id="4223867">incommodis</w>
<w id="4223868">graviter</w> <w id="4223869">angi</w> <w id="4223870">non</w> <w id="4223871">amicum</w>, <w id="4223873">sed</w> <w id="4223874">se</w> <w id="4223875">ipsum</w> <w id="4223876">amantis</w> <w id="4223877">est</w>.</p>
<p><milestone unit="section" n="11" /><reg><w id="4223879">cum</w></reg> <w id="4223880">illo</w> <w id="4223881">vero</w> <w id="4223882">quis</w> <w id="4223883">neget</w> <corr sic="acturn"><w id="4223884">actum</w></corr> <w id="4223885">esse</w> <w id="4223886">praeclare</w>?
<reg><w id="4223887">nisi</w></reg> <w id="4223888">enim</w>, <w id="4223890">quod</w> <w id="4223891">ille</w> <w id="4223892">minime</w> <w id="4223893">putabat</w>, <w id="4223895">immortalitatem</w> <w id="4223896">optare</w> <w id="4223897">vellet</w>, <w id="4223899">quid</w> <w id="4223900">non</w> <w id="4223901">adeptus</w> <w id="4223902">est</w>, <w id="4223904">quod</w>
<w id="4223905">homini</w> <w id="4223906">fas</w> <w id="4223907">esset</w> <w id="4223908">optare</w>, <w id="4223910">qui</w> <w id="4223911">summam</w> <w id="4223912">spem</w> <w id="4223913">civium</w>,
<w id="4223915">quam</w> <w id="4223916">de</w> <w id="4223917">eo</w> <w id="4223918">iam</w> <w id="4223919">puero</w> <w id="4223920">habuerant</w>, <w id="4223922">continuo</w> <w id="4223923">adulescens</w> <w id="4223924">incredibili</w> <w id="4223925">virtute</w> <w id="4223926">superavit</w>; <w id="4223928">qui</w> <w id="4223929">consulatum</w>
<w id="4223930">petivit</w> <w id="4223931">numquam</w>, <w id="4223933">factus</w> <w id="4223934">consul</w> <w id="4223935">est</w> <w id="4223936">bis</w>, <w id="4223938">primum</w> <w id="4223939">ante</w>
<w id="4223940">tempus</w>, <w id="4223942">iterum</w> <w id="4223943">sibi</w> <w id="4223944">suo</w> <w id="4223945">tempore</w>, <w id="4223947">rei</w> <w id="4223948">publicae</w> <w id="4223949">paene</w>
<w id="4223950">sero</w>; <w id="4223952">qui</w> <w id="4223953">duabus</w> <w id="4223954">urbibus</w> <w id="4223955">eversis</w> <w id="4223956">inimicissimis</w> <w id="4223957">huic</w>
<w id="4223958">imperio</w> <w id="4223959">non</w> <w id="4223960">modo</w> <w id="4223961">praesentia</w>, <w id="4223963">verum</w> <w id="4223964">etiam</w> <w id="4223965">futura</w>
<w id="4223966">bella</w> <w id="4223967">delevit</w>? <reg><w id="4223968">quid</w></reg> <w id="4223969">dicam</w> <w id="4223970">de</w> <w id="4223971">moribus</w> <w id="4223972">facillimis</w>,
<w id="4223974">de</w> <w id="4223975">pietate</w> <w id="4223976">in</w> <w id="4223977">matrem</w>, <w id="4223979">liberalitate</w> <w id="4223980">in</w> <w id="4223981">sorores</w>, <w id="4223983">boni</w>-

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<w id="4223984">tate</w> <w id="4223985">in</w> <w id="4223986">suos</w>, <w id="4223988">iustitia</w> <w id="4223989">in</w> <w id="4223990">omnis</w>? <reg><w id="4223991">nota</w></reg> <w id="4223992">sunt</w>
<w id="4223993">vobis</w>. <reg><w id="4223995">quam</w></reg> <w id="4223996">autem</w> <w id="4223997">civitati</w> <w id="4223998">carus</w> <w id="4223999">fuerit</w>, <w id="4224001">maerore</w>
<w id="4224002">funeris</w> <w id="4224003">indicatum</w> <w id="4224004">est</w>. <reg><w id="4224006">quid</w></reg> <w id="4224007">igitur</w> <w id="4224008">hunc</w> <w id="4224009">paucorum</w>
<w id="4224010">annorum</w> <w id="4224011">accessio</w> <w id="4224012">iuvare</w> <w id="4224013">potuisset</w>? <reg><w id="4224014">senectus</w></reg> <w id="4224015">enim</w>
<w id="4224016">quamvis</w> <w id="4224017">non</w> <w id="4224018">sit</w> <w id="4224019">gravis</w>, <w id="4224021">ut</w> <w id="4224022">memini</w> <w id="4224023">Catonem</w> <w id="4224024">anno</w>
<w id="4224025">ante</w> <w id="4224026">quam</w> <w id="4224027">est</w> <w id="4224028">mortuus</w>, <w id="4224030">mecum</w> <w id="4224031">et</w> <w id="4224032">cum</w> <w id="4224033">Scipione</w>
<w id="4224034">disserere</w>, <w id="4224036">tamen</w> <w id="4224037">aufert</w> <corr sic="earn"><w id="4224038">eam</w></corr> <w id="4224039">viriditatem</w>, <w id="4224041">in</w> <w id="4224042">qua</w>
<w id="4224043">etiam</w> <w id="4224044">nunc</w> <w id="4224045">erat</w> <w id="4224046">Scipio</w>.</p>
<p><milestone unit="section" n="12" /><reg><w id="4224048">quam</w></reg> <w id="4224049">ob</w> <w id="4224050">rem</w> <w id="4224051">vita</w> <w id="4224052">quidem</w> <w id="4224053">talis</w> <w id="4224054">fuit</w> <w id="4224055">vel</w> <w id="4224056">fortuna</w>
<w id="4224057">vel</w> <w id="4224058">gloria</w>, <w id="4224060">ut</w> <w id="4224061">nihil</w> <w id="4224062">posset</w> <w id="4224063">accedere</w>; <w id="4224065">moriendi</w> <w id="4224066">autem</w>
<w id="4224067">sensum</w> <w id="4224068">celeritas</w> <w id="4224069">abstulit</w>. <reg><w id="4224071">quo</w></reg> <w id="4224072">de</w> <w id="4224073">genere</w> <w id="4224074">mortis</w>
<w id="4224075">difficile</w> <w id="4224076">dictu</w> <w id="4224077">est</w>; <w id="4224079">quid</w> <w id="4224080">homines</w> <w id="4224081">suspicentur</w> <w id="4224082">videtis</w>:
<w id="4224083">hoc</w> <w id="4224084">vere</w> <w id="4224085">tamen</w> <w id="4224086">licet</w> <w id="4224087">dicere</w>, <w id="4224089">P</w>. <w id="4224091">Scipioni</w> <w id="4224092">ex</w> <w id="4224093">multis</w>
<w id="4224094">diebus</w>, <w id="4224096">quos</w> <w id="4224097">in</w> <w id="4224098">vita</w> <w id="4224099">celeberrimos</w> <w id="4224100">laetissimosque</w>
<w id="4224101">viderit</w>, <w id="4224103">illum</w> <w id="4224104">diem</w> <w id="4224105">clarissimum</w> <w id="4224106">fuisse</w>, <w id="4224108">cum</w> <w id="4224109">senatu</w>
<w id="4224110">dimisso</w> <w id="4224111">domum</w> <w id="4224112">reductus</w> <w id="4224113">ad</w> <corr sic="vesperur"><w id="4224114">vesperum</w></corr> <w id="4224115">est</w> <w id="4224116">a</w> <w id="4224117">patribus</w>
<w id="4224118">conscriptis</w>, <w id="4224120">populo</w> <w id="4224121">Romano</w>, <w id="4224123">sociis</w> <w id="4224124">et</w> <w id="4224125">Latinis</w>, <w id="4224127">pridie</w>
<w id="4224128">quam</w> <w id="4224129">excessit</w> <w id="4224130">e</w> <w id="4224131">vita</w>, <w id="4224133">ut</w> <w id="4224134">ex</w> <w id="4224135">tam</w> <w id="4224136">alto</w> <w id="4224137">dignitatis</w> <w id="4224138">gradu</w>
<w id="4224139">ad</w> <w id="4224140">superos</w> <w id="4224141">videatur</w> <w id="4224142">deos</w> <w id="4224143">potius</w> <w id="4224144">quam</w> <w id="4224145">ad</w> <w id="4224146">inferos</w>
<w id="4224147">pervenisse</w>.</p>
<p><milestone unit="section" n="13" /><milestone unit="chapter" n="4" /><reg><w id="4224149">neque</w></reg> <w id="4224150">enim</w> <w id="4224151">adsentior</w> <w id="4224152">eis</w>, <w id="4224154">qui</w> <w id="4224155">nuper</w> <w id="4224156">haec</w>
<w id="4224157">disserere</w> <w id="4224158">coeperunt</w>, <w id="4224160">cum</w> <w id="4224161">corporibus</w> <w id="4224162">simul</w> <w id="4224163">animos</w>
<w id="4224164">interire</w> <w id="4224165">atque</w> <w id="4224166">omnia</w> <w id="4224167">morte</w> <corr sic="dcleri"><w id="4224168">deleri</w></corr>. <reg><w id="4224170">plus</w></reg> <w id="4224171">apud</w> <w id="4224172">me</w>
<w id="4224173">antiquorum</w> <w id="4224174">auctoritas</w> <w id="4224175">valet</w>, <w id="4224177">vel</w> <w id="4224178">nostrorum</w> <w id="4224179">maiorum</w>,
<w id="4224181">qui</w> <w id="4224182">mortuis</w> <w id="4224183">tam</w> <w id="4224184">religiosa</w> <w id="4224185">iura</w> <w id="4224186">tribuerunt</w>, <w id="4224188">quod</w> <w id="4224189">non</w>
<w id="4224190">fecissent</w>, <w id="4224192">profecto</w>, <w id="4224194">si</w> <w id="4224195">nihil</w> <w id="4224196">ad</w> <w id="4224197">eos</w> <w id="4224198">pertinere</w> <w id="4224199">arbi</w>-

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<w id="4224200">trarentur</w>, <w id="4224202">vel</w> <w id="4224203">eorum</w> <w id="4224204">qui</w> <w id="4224205">in</w> <w id="4224206">hac</w> <w id="4224207">terra</w> <w id="4224208">fuerunt</w> <w id="4224209">magnamque</w> <w id="4224210">Graeciam</w>, <w id="4224212">quae</w> <w id="4224213">nunc</w> <w id="4224214">quidem</w> <w id="4224215">deleta</w> <w id="4224216">est</w>,
<w id="4224218">tum</w> <w id="4224219">florebat</w>, <w id="4224221">institutis</w> <w id="4224222">et</w> <w id="4224223">praeceptis</w> <w id="4224224">suis</w> <w id="4224225">erudierunt</w>,
<w id="4224227">vel</w> <w id="4224228">eius</w>, <w id="4224230">qui</w> <w id="4224231">Apollinis</w> <w id="4224232">oraculo</w> <w id="4224233">sapientissimus</w> <w id="4224234">est</w>
<w id="4224235">iudicatus</w>, <w id="4224237">qui</w><ref id="n2" target="ref2" /> <w id="4224238">non</w> <w id="4224239">tum</w> <w id="4224240">hoc</w> <w id="4224241">tum</w> <w id="4224242">illud</w>, <w id="4224244">ut</w> <w id="4224245">in</w> <w id="4224246">plerisque</w>,
<w id="4224248">sed</w> <w id="4224249">idem</w> <w id="4224250">semper</w>, <w id="4224252">animos</w> <w id="4224253">hominum</w> <w id="4224254">esse</w> <w id="4224255">divinos</w>
<w id="4224256">eisque</w>, <w id="4224258">cum</w> <w id="4224259">ex</w> <w id="4224260">corpore</w> <w id="4224261">excessissent</w>, <w id="4224263">reditum</w> <w id="4224264">in</w>
<w id="4224265">caelum</w> <w id="4224266">patere</w> <w id="4224267">optimoque</w> <w id="4224268">et</w> <w id="4224269">iustissimo</w> <w id="4224270">cuique</w> <w id="4224271">expeditissimum</w>.</p>
<p><milestone unit="section" n="14" /><reg><w id="4224273">quod</w></reg> <w id="4224274">idem</w> <w id="4224275">Scipioni</w> <w id="4224276">videbatur</w>, <w id="4224278">qui</w> <w id="4224279">quidem</w>, <w id="4224281">quasi</w>
<w id="4224282">praesagiret</w>, <w id="4224284">perpaucis</w> <w id="4224285">ante</w> <w id="4224286">mortem</w> <w id="4224287">diebus</w>, <w id="4224289">cum</w>
<w id="4224290">et</w> <w id="4224291">Philus</w> <w id="4224292">et</w> <w id="4224293">Manilius</w> <w id="4224294">adesset</w> <w id="4224295">et</w> <w id="4224296">alii</w> <w id="4224297">plures</w>, <w id="4224299">tuque</w>
<w id="4224300">etiam</w> <w id="4224301">Scaevola</w>, <w id="4224303">mecum</w> <w id="4224304">venisses</w>, <w id="4224306">triduum</w> <w id="4224307">disseruit</w>
<w id="4224308">de</w> <w id="4224309">re</w> <w id="4224310">publica</w>, <w id="4224312">cuius</w> <w id="4224313">disputationis</w> <w id="4224314">fuit</w> <w id="4224315">extremum</w> <w id="4224316">fere</w>
<w id="4224317">de</w> <w id="4224318">immortalitate</w> <w id="4224319">animorum</w>, <w id="4224321">quae</w> <w id="4224322">se</w> <w id="4224323">in</w> <w id="4224324">quiete</w> <w id="4224325">per</w>
<w id="4224326">visum</w> <w id="4224327">ex</w> <w id="4224328">Africano</w> <w id="4224329">audisse</w> <w id="4224330">dicebat</w>. <reg><w id="4224332">id</w></reg> <w id="4224333">si</w> <w id="4224334">ita</w> <w id="4224335">est</w>,
<w id="4224337">ut</w> <w id="4224338">optimi</w> <w id="4224339">cuiusque</w> <w id="4224340">animus</w> <w id="4224341">in</w> <w id="4224342">morte</w> <w id="4224343">facillime</w> <w id="4224344">evolet</w>
<w id="4224345">tanquam</w> <w id="4224346">e</w> <w id="4224347">custodia</w> <w id="4224348">vinclisque</w> <w id="4224349">corporis</w>, <w id="4224351">cui</w> <w id="4224352">censemus</w>
<w id="4224353">cursum</w> <w id="4224354">ad</w> <w id="4224355">deos</w> <w id="4224356">faciliorem</w> <w id="4224357">fuisse</w> <w id="4224358">quam</w> <w id="4224359">Scipioni</w>?
<reg><w id="4224360">quocirca</w></reg> <w id="4224361">maerere</w> <w id="4224362">hoc</w> <w id="4224363">eius</w> <w id="4224364">eventu</w> <w id="4224365">vereor</w> <w id="4224366">ne</w> <w id="4224367">invidi</w>
<w id="4224368">magis</w> <w id="4224369">quam</w> <w id="4224370">amici</w> <w id="4224371">sit</w>. <reg><w id="4224373">sin</w></reg> <w id="4224374">autem</w> <w id="4224375">illa</w> <w id="4224376">veriora</w>, <w id="4224378">ut</w>
<w id="4224379">idem</w> <w id="4224380">interitus</w> <w id="4224381">sit</w> <w id="4224382">animorum</w> <w id="4224383">et</w> <w id="4224384">corporum</w> <w id="4224385">nec</w> <w id="4224386">ullus</w>
<w id="4224387">sensus</w> <w id="4224388">maneat</w>, <w id="4224390">ut</w> <w id="4224391">nihil</w> <w id="4224392">boni</w> <w id="4224393">est</w> <w id="4224394">in</w> <w id="4224395">morte</w>, <w id="4224397">sic</w> <w id="4224398">certe</w>
<w id="4224399">nihil</w> <w id="4224400">mali</w>. <reg><w id="4224402">sensu</w></reg> <w id="4224403">enim</w> <w id="4224404">amisso</w> <w id="4224405">fit</w> <w id="4224406">idem</w>, <w id="4224408">quasi</w> <w id="4224409">natus</w>

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<w id="4224410">non</w> <w id="4224411">esset</w> <w id="4224412">omnino</w>, <w id="4224414">quem</w> <w id="4224415">tamen</w> <w id="4224416">osse</w> <w id="4224417">natum</w> <w id="4224418">et</w> <w id="4224419">nos</w>
<w id="4224420">gaudemus</w> <w id="4224421">et</w> <w id="4224422">haec</w> <w id="4224423">civitas</w>, <w id="4224425">dum</w> <w id="4224426">erit</w>, <w id="4224428">laetabitur</w>.</p>
<p><milestone unit="section" n="15" /><reg><w id="4224430">quam</w></reg> <w id="4224431">ob</w> <w id="4224432">rem</w> <w id="4224433">cum</w> <w id="4224434">illo</w> <w id="4224435">quidem</w>, <w id="4224437">ut</w> <w id="4224438">supra</w> <w id="4224439">dixi</w>,
<w id="4224441">actum</w> <w id="4224442">optime</w> <w id="4224443">est</w>, <w id="4224445">mecum</w> <w id="4224446">incommodius</w>, <w id="4224448">quem</w> <w id="4224449">fuerat</w>
<w id="4224450">aequius</w>, <w id="4224452">ut</w> <w id="4224453">prius</w> <w id="4224454">introieram</w>, <w id="4224456">sic</w> <w id="4224457">prius</w> <w id="4224458">exire</w> <w id="4224459">de</w> <w id="4224460">vita</w>.
<reg><w id="4224462">sed</w></reg> <w id="4224463">tamen</w> <w id="4224464">recordatione</w> <w id="4224465">nostrae</w> <w id="4224466">amicitiae</w> <w id="4224467">sic</w> <w id="4224468">fruor</w>,
<w id="4224470">ut</w> <w id="4224471">beate</w> <w id="4224472">vixisse</w> <w id="4224473">videar</w>, <w id="4224475">quia</w> <w id="4224476">cum</w> <w id="4224477">Scipione</w> <w id="4224478">vixerim</w>,
<w id="4224480">quocum</w> <w id="4224481">mihi</w> <w id="4224482">coniuncta</w> <w id="4224483">cura</w> <w id="4224484">de</w> <w id="4224485">publica</w> <w id="4224486">re</w> <w id="4224487">et</w> <w id="4224488">de</w>
<w id="4224489">privata</w> <w id="4224490">fuit</w>, <w id="4224492">quocum</w> <w id="4224493">et</w> <w id="4224494">domus</w> <w id="4224495">fuit</w> <w id="4224496">et</w> <w id="4224497">militia</w> <w id="4224498">communis</w> <w id="4224499">et</w>, <w id="4224501">id</w> <w id="4224502">in</w> <w id="4224503">quo</w> <w id="4224504">omnis</w> <w id="4224505">vis</w> <w id="4224506">est</w> <w id="4224507">amicitiae</w>, <w id="4224509">voluntatum</w> <w id="4224510">studiorum</w> <w id="4224511">sententiarum</w> <w id="4224512">summa</w> <w id="4224513">consensio</w>.
<reg><w id="4224515">itaque</w></reg> <w id="4224516">non</w> <w id="4224517">tam</w> <w id="4224518">ista</w> <w id="4224519">me</w> <w id="4224520">sapientiae</w>, <w id="4224522">quam</w> <w id="4224523">modo</w>
<w id="4224524">Fannius</w> <w id="4224525">commemoravit</w>, <w id="4224527">fama</w> <w id="4224528">delectat</w>, <w id="4224530">falsa</w> <w id="4224531">praesertim</w>, <w id="4224533">quam</w> <w id="4224534">quod</w> <w id="4224535">amicitiae</w> <w id="4224536">nostrae</w> <w id="4224537">memoriam</w>
<w id="4224538">spero</w> <w id="4224539">sempiternam</w> <w id="4224540">fore</w>, <w id="4224542">idque</w> <w id="4224543">eo</w> <w id="4224544">mihi</w> <w id="4224545">magis</w> <w id="4224546">est</w>
<w id="4224547">cordi</w>, <w id="4224549">quod</w> <w id="4224550">ex</w> <w id="4224551">omnibus</w> <w id="4224552">saeculis</w> <w id="4224553">vix</w> <w id="4224554">tria</w> <w id="4224555">aut</w> <w id="4224556">quattuor</w>
<w id="4224557">nominantur</w> <w id="4224558">paria</w> <w id="4224559">amicorum</w>, <w id="4224561">quo</w> <w id="4224562">in</w> <w id="4224563">genere</w> <w id="4224564">sperare</w>
<w id="4224565">videor</w> <w id="4224566">Scipionis</w> <w id="4224567">et</w> <w id="4224568">Laeli</w> <w id="4224569">amicitiam</w> <w id="4224570">notam</w> <w id="4224571">posteritati</w> <w id="4224572">fore</w>.</p>
<p><milestone unit="section" n="16" /><w id="4224574">FANNIUS</w>. <w id="4224576">Istuc</w> <w id="4224577">quidem</w>, <w id="4224579">Laeli</w>, <w id="4224581">ita</w> <w id="4224582">necesse</w> <w id="4224583">est</w>.
<reg><w id="4224585">sed</w></reg> <w id="4224586">quoniam</w> <w id="4224587">amicitiae</w> <w id="4224588">mentionem</w> <w id="4224589">fecisti</w> <w id="4224590">et</w> <w id="4224591">sumus</w>
<w id="4224592">otiosi</w>, <w id="4224594">pergratum</w> <w id="4224595">mihi</w> <w id="4224596">feceris</w>—<w id="4224597">spero</w> <w id="4224598">item</w> <w id="4224599">Scaevolae</w>
—<w id="4224600">si</w>, <w id="4224602">quem</w> <w id="4224603">ad</w> <w id="4224604">modum</w> <w id="4224605">soles</w> <w id="4224606">de</w> <w id="4224607">ceteris</w> <w id="4224608">rebus</w>, <w id="4224610">cum</w> <w id="4224611">ex</w>
<w id="4224612">te</w> <w id="4224613">quaeruntur</w>, <w id="4224615">sic</w> <w id="4224616">de</w> <w id="4224617">amicitia</w> <w id="4224618">disputaris</w> <w id="4224619">quid</w> <w id="4224620">sentias</w>,
<w id="4224622">qualem</w> <w id="4224623">existimes</w>, <w id="4224625">quae</w> <w id="4224626">praecepta</w> <w id="4224627">des</w>.</p>
<p><w id="4224629">SCAEVOLA</w>. <w id="4224631">Mihi</w> <w id="4224632">vero</w> <w id="4224633">erit</w> <w id="4224634">gratum</w>, <w id="4224636">atque</w> <w id="4224637">id</w> <w id="4224638">ipsum</w>

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<w id="4224639">cum</w> <w id="4224640">tecum</w> <w id="4224641">agere</w> <w id="4224642">conarer</w>, <w id="4224644">Fannius</w> <w id="4224645">antevertit</w>. <reg><w id="4224647">quam</w></reg>
<w id="4224648">ob</w> <w id="4224649">rem</w> <w id="4224650">utrique</w> <w id="4224651">nostrum</w> <w id="4224652">gratum</w> <w id="4224653">admodum</w> <w id="4224654">feceris</w>.</p>
<p><milestone unit="section" n="17" /><milestone unit="chapter" n="5" /><w id="4224656">LAELIUS</w>. <w id="4224658">Ego</w> <w id="4224659">vero</w> <w id="4224660">non</w> <w id="4224661">gravarer</w>, <w id="4224663">si</w> <w id="4224664">mihi</w> <w id="4224665">ipse</w>
<w id="4224666">confiderem</w>, <w id="4224668">nam</w> <w id="4224669">et</w> <w id="4224670">praeclara</w> <w id="4224671">res</w> <w id="4224672">est</w> <w id="4224673">et</w> <w id="4224674">sumus</w>, <w id="4224676">ut</w>
<w id="4224677">dixit</w> <w id="4224678">Fannius</w>, <w id="4224680">otiosi</w>. <reg><w id="4224682">sed</w></reg> <w id="4224683">quis</w> <w id="4224684">ego</w> <w id="4224685">sum</w> <w id="4224686">aut</w> <w id="4224687">quae</w>
<w id="4224688">est</w> <w id="4224689">in</w> <w id="4224690">me</w> <w id="4224691">facultas</w>? <reg><w id="4224692">doctorum</w></reg> <w id="4224693">est</w> <w id="4224694">ista</w> <w id="4224695">consuetudo</w>
<w id="4224696">eaque</w>. <name><w id="4224698">Graecorum</w></name>, <w id="4224700">ut</w> <w id="4224701">eis</w> <w id="4224702">ponatur</w> <w id="4224703">de</w> <w id="4224704">quo</w> <w id="4224705">disputent</w>
<w id="4224706">quamvis</w> <w id="4224707">subito</w>. <reg><w id="4224709">magnum</w></reg> <w id="4224710">opus</w> <w id="4224711">est</w> <w id="4224712">egetque</w> <w id="4224713">exercitatione</w> <w id="4224714">non</w> <w id="4224715">parva</w>. <reg><w id="4224717">quam</w></reg> <w id="4224718">ob</w> <w id="4224719">rem</w> <w id="4224720">quae</w> <w id="4224721">disputari</w>
<w id="4224722">de</w> <w id="4224723">amicitia</w> <w id="4224724">possunt</w>, <w id="4224726">ab</w> <w id="4224727">eis</w> <w id="4224728">censeo</w> <w id="4224729">petatis</w>, <w id="4224731">qui</w> <w id="4224732">ista</w>
<w id="4224733">profitentur</w>; <w id="4224735">ego</w> <w id="4224736">vos</w> <w id="4224737">hortari</w> <w id="4224738">tantum</w> <w id="4224739">possum</w>, <w id="4224741">ut</w>
<corr sic="anicitiam"><w id="4224742">amicitiam</w></corr> <w id="4224743">omnibus</w> <w id="4224744">rebus</w> <w id="4224745">humanis</w> <w id="4224746">anteponatis</w>;
<w id="4224748">nihil</w> <w id="4224749">est</w> <w id="4224750">enim</w> <w id="4224751">tam</w> <w id="4224752">naturae</w> <w id="4224753">aptum</w>, <w id="4224755">tam</w> <w id="4224756">conveniens</w>
<w id="4224757">ad</w> <w id="4224758">res</w> <w id="4224759">vel</w> <w id="4224760">secundas</w> <w id="4224761">vel</w> <w id="4224762">adversas</w>.</p>
<p><milestone unit="section" n="18" /><reg><w id="4224764">sed</w></reg> <w id="4224765">hoc</w> <w id="4224766">primum</w> <w id="4224767">sentio</w>, <w id="4224769">nisi</w> <w id="4224770">in</w> <w id="4224771">bonis</w> <w id="4224772">amicitiam</w>
<w id="4224773">esse</w> <w id="4224774">non</w> <w id="4224775">posse</w>; <w id="4224777">neque</w> <w id="4224778">id</w> <w id="4224779">ad</w> <w id="4224780">vivum</w> <w id="4224781">reseco</w>, <w id="4224783">ut</w> <w id="4224784">illi</w>,
<w id="4224786">qui</w> <w id="4224787">haec</w> <w id="4224788">subtilius</w> <w id="4224789">disserunt</w>, <w id="4224791">fortasse</w> <w id="4224792">vere</w>, <w id="4224794">sed</w> <w id="4224795">ad</w>
<w id="4224796">communem</w> <w id="4224797">utilitatem</w> <w id="4224798">parum</w>; <w id="4224800">negant</w> <w id="4224801">enim</w> <w id="4224802">quemquam</w> <w id="4224803">esse</w> <w id="4224804">virum</w> <w id="4224805">bonum</w> <w id="4224806">nisi</w> <w id="4224807">sapientem</w>. <reg><w id="4224809">sit</w></reg> <w id="4224810">ita</w>
<w id="4224811">sane</w>: <w id="4224812">sed</w> <w id="4224813">eam</w> <w id="4224814">sapientiam</w> <w id="4224815">interpretantur</w>, <w id="4224817">quam</w>
<w id="4224818">adhuc</w> <w id="4224819">mortalis</w> <w id="4224820">nemo</w> <w id="4224821">est</w> <w id="4224822">consecutus</w>. <reg><w id="4224824">nos</w></reg> <w id="4224825">autem</w>
<w id="4224826">ea</w> <w id="4224827">quae</w> <w id="4224828">sunt</w> <w id="4224829">in</w> <w id="4224830">usu</w> <w id="4224831">vitaque</w> <w id="4224832">communi</w>, <w id="4224834">non</w> <w id="4224835">ea</w> <w id="4224836">quae</w>
<w id="4224837">finguntur</w> <w id="4224838">aut</w> <w id="4224839">optantur</w>, <w id="4224841">spectare</w> <w id="4224842">debemus</w>. <reg><w id="4224844">numquam</w></reg> <w id="4224845">ego</w> <w id="4224846">dicam</w> <w id="4224847">C</w>. <w id="4224849">Fabricium</w>, <w id="4224851">M</w>'. <w id="4224853">Curium</w>, <w id="4224855">Ti</w>.
<w id="4224857">Coruncanium</w>, <w id="4224859">quos</w> <w id="4224860">sapientis</w> <w id="4224861">nostri</w> <w id="4224862">maiores</w> <w id="4224863">iudicabant</w>, <w id="4224865">ad</w> <w id="4224866">istorum</w> <w id="4224867">normam</w> <w id="4224868">fuisse</w> <w id="4224869">sapientis</w>. <reg><w id="4224871">qua</w></reg> <w id="4224872">re</w>

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<w id="4224873">sibi</w> <w id="4224874">habeant</w> <w id="4224875">sapientiae</w> <w id="4224876">nomen</w> <w id="4224877">et</w> <w id="4224878">invidiosum</w> <w id="4224879">et</w>
<w id="4224880">obscurum</w>, <w id="4224882">concedant</w> <w id="4224883">ut</w> <w id="4224884">viri</w> <w id="4224885">boni</w> <w id="4224886">fuerint</w>. <reg><w id="4224888">ne</w></reg> <w id="4224889">id</w>
<w id="4224890">quidem</w> <w id="4224891">facient</w>; <w id="4224893">negabunt</w> <w id="4224894">id</w> <w id="4224895">nisi</w> <w id="4224896">sapienti</w> <w id="4224897">posse</w>
<w id="4224898">concedi</w>.<milestone unit="section" n="19" /> <reg><w id="4224900">agamus</w></reg> <w id="4224901">igitur</w> <w id="4224902">pingui</w>, <w id="4224904">ut</w> <w id="4224905">aiunt</w>, <w id="4224907">Minerva</w>.
<reg><w id="4224909">qui</w></reg> <w id="4224910">ita</w> <w id="4224911">se</w> <w id="4224912">gerunt</w>, <w id="4224914">ita</w> <w id="4224915">vivunt</w>, <w id="4224917">ut</w> <w id="4224918">eorum</w> <w id="4224919">probetur</w>
<w id="4224920">fides</w> <w id="4224921">integritas</w> <w id="4224922">aequitas</w><ref id="n3" target="ref3" /> <w id="4224923">liberalitas</w>, <w id="4224925">nec</w> <w id="4224926">sit</w> <w id="4224927">in</w> <w id="4224928">eis</w>
<w id="4224929">ulla</w> <w id="4224930">cupiditas</w> <w id="4224931">libido</w> <w id="4224932">audacia</w>, <w id="4224934">sintque</w> <w id="4224935">magna</w> <w id="4224936">constantia</w>, <w id="4224938">ut</w> <w id="4224939">ei</w> <w id="4224940">fuerunt</w>, <w id="4224942">modo</w> <w id="4224943">quos</w> <w id="4224944">nominavi</w>, <w id="4224946">hos</w> <w id="4224947">viros</w>
<w id="4224948">bonos</w>, <w id="4224950">ut</w> <w id="4224951">habiti</w> <w id="4224952">sunt</w>, <w id="4224954">sic</w> <w id="4224955">etiam</w> <w id="4224956">appellandos</w> <w id="4224957">putemus</w>,
<w id="4224959">quia</w> <w id="4224960">sequantur</w>, <w id="4224962">quantum</w> <w id="4224963">homines</w> <w id="4224964">possunt</w>, <w id="4224966">naturam</w>
<w id="4224967">optimam</w> <w id="4224968">bene</w> <w id="4224969">vivendi</w> <w id="4224970">ducem</w>.</p>
<p><name><w id="4224972">Sic</w></name> <w id="4224973">enim</w> <w id="4224974">mihi</w> <w id="4224975">perspicere</w> <w id="4224976">videor</w>, <w id="4224978">ita</w> <w id="4224979">natos</w> <w id="4224980">esse</w>
<w id="4224981">nos</w>, <w id="4224983">ut</w> <w id="4224984">inter</w> <w id="4224985">omnis</w> <w id="4224986">esset</w> <w id="4224987">societas</w> <w id="4224988">quaedam</w>, <w id="4224990">maior</w>
<w id="4224991">autem</w>, <w id="4224993">ut</w> <w id="4224994">quisque</w> <w id="4224995">proxime</w> <w id="4224996">accederet</w>. <reg><w id="4224998">itaque</w></reg> <w id="4224999">cives</w>
<w id="4225000">potiores</w> <w id="4225001">quam</w> <w id="4225002">peregrini</w>, <w id="4225004">propinqui</w> <w id="4225005">quam</w> <w id="4225006">alieni</w>;
<w id="4225008">cum</w> <w id="4225009">his</w> <w id="4225010">enim</w> <w id="4225011">amicitiam</w> <w id="4225012">natura</w> <w id="4225013">ipsa</w> <w id="4225014">peperit</w>, <w id="4225016">sed</w>
<w id="4225017">ea</w> <w id="4225018">non</w> <w id="4225019">satis</w> <w id="4225020">habet</w> <w id="4225021">firmitatis</w>. <reg><w id="4225023">namque</w></reg> <w id="4225024">hoc</w> <corr sic="praestau"><w id="4225025">praestat</w></corr>
<w id="4225026">amicitia</w> <w id="4225027">propinquitati</w>, <w id="4225029">quod</w> <w id="4225030">ex</w> <w id="4225031">propinquitate</w> <w id="4225032">benevolentia</w> <w id="4225033">tolli</w> <w id="4225034">potest</w>, <w id="4225036">ex</w> <w id="4225037">amicitia</w> <w id="4225038">non</w> <w id="4225039">potest</w>; <w id="4225041">sublata</w>
<w id="4225042">enim</w> <w id="4225043">benevolentia</w> <w id="4225044">amicitiae</w> <w id="4225045">nomen</w> <w id="4225046">tollitur</w>, <w id="4225048">propinquitatis</w> <w id="4225049">manet</w>.<milestone unit="section" n="20" /> <reg><w id="4225051">quanta</w></reg> <w id="4225052">autem</w> <w id="4225053">vis</w> <w id="4225054">amicitiae</w> <w id="4225055">sit</w>
<w id="4225056">ex</w> <w id="4225057">hoc</w> <w id="4225058">intellegi</w> <w id="4225059">maxime</w> <w id="4225060">potest</w>, <w id="4225062">quod</w> <w id="4225063">ex</w> <w id="4225064">infinita</w>
<w id="4225065">societate</w> <w id="4225066">generis</w> <w id="4225067">humani</w>, <w id="4225069">quam</w> <w id="4225070">conciliavit</w> <w id="4225071">ipsa</w>
<w id="4225072">natura</w>, <w id="4225074">ita</w> <w id="4225075">contracta</w> <w id="4225076">res</w> <w id="4225077">est</w> <w id="4225078">et</w> <w id="4225079">adducta</w> <w id="4225080">in</w> <w id="4225081">angustum</w>,
<w id="4225083">ut</w> <w id="4225084">omnis</w> <w id="4225085">caritas</w> <w id="4225086">aut</w> <w id="4225087">inter</w> <w id="4225088">duos</w> <w id="4225089">aut</w> <w id="4225090">inter</w> <w id="4225091">paucos</w>
<w id="4225092">iungeretur</w>.</p>
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<p><milestone unit="chapter" n="6" /><reg><w id="4225094">est</w></reg> <w id="4225095">enim</w> <w id="4225096">amicitia</w> <w id="4225097">nihil</w> <w id="4225098">aliud</w><ref id="n4" target="ref4" /> <w id="4225099">nisi</w> <w id="4225100">omnium</w>
<w id="4225101">divinarum</w> <w id="4225102">humanarumque</w> <w id="4225103">rerum</w> <w id="4225104">cum</w> <w id="4225105">benevolentia</w>
<w id="4225106">et</w> <w id="4225107">caritate</w> <w id="4225108">consensio</w>, <w id="4225110">qua</w> <w id="4225111">quidem</w> <w id="4225112">haud</w> <w id="4225113">scio</w> <w id="4225114">an</w>
<w id="4225115">excepta</w> <w id="4225116">sapientia</w> <w id="4225117">nil</w> <w id="4225118">quicquam</w> <w id="4225119">melius</w> <w id="4225120">homini</w> <w id="4225121">sit</w> <w id="4225122">a</w>
<w id="4225123">dis</w> <w id="4225124">immortalibus</w> <w id="4225125">datum</w>. <reg><w id="4225127">divitias</w></reg> <w id="4225128">alii</w> <w id="4225129">praeponunt</w>,
<w id="4225131">bonam</w> <w id="4225132">alii</w> <w id="4225133">valetudinem</w>, <w id="4225135">alii</w> <w id="4225136">potentiam</w>, <w id="4225138">alii</w> <w id="4225139">honores</w>,
<w id="4225141">multi</w> <w id="4225142">etiam</w> <w id="4225143">voluptates</w>. <reg><w id="4225145">beluarum</w></reg> <w id="4225146">hoc</w> <w id="4225147">quidem</w> <w id="4225148">extremum</w>, <w id="4225150">illa</w> <w id="4225151">autem</w> <w id="4225152">superiora</w> <w id="4225153">caduca</w> <w id="4225154">et</w> <w id="4225155">incerta</w>, <w id="4225157">posita</w>
<w id="4225158">non</w> <w id="4225159">tam</w> <w id="4225160">in</w> <w id="4225161">consiliis</w> <w id="4225162">nostris</w> <w id="4225163">quam</w> <w id="4225164">in</w> <w id="4225165">fortunae</w> <w id="4225166">temeritate</w>. <reg><w id="4225168">qui</w></reg> <w id="4225169">autem</w> <w id="4225170">in</w> <w id="4225171">virtute</w> <w id="4225172">summum</w> <w id="4225173">bonum</w> <w id="4225174">ponunt</w>,
<w id="4225176">praeclare</w> <w id="4225177">illi</w> <w id="4225178">quidem</w>, <w id="4225180">sed</w> <w id="4225181">haec</w> <w id="4225182">ipsa</w> <w id="4225183">virtus</w> <w id="4225184">amicitiam</w>
<w id="4225185">et</w> <w id="4225186">gignit</w> <w id="4225187">et</w> <w id="4225188">continet</w>, <w id="4225190">nec</w> <w id="4225191">sine</w> <w id="4225192">virtute</w> <w id="4225193">amicitia</w> <w id="4225194">esse</w>
<w id="4225195">ullo</w> <w id="4225196">pacto</w> <w id="4225197">potest</w>.<milestone unit="section" n="21" /> <reg><w id="4225199">iam</w></reg> <w id="4225200">virtutem</w> <w id="4225201">ex</w> <w id="4225202">consuetudine</w>
<w id="4225203">vitae</w> <w id="4225204">nostrae</w> <w id="4225205">sermonisque</w> <w id="4225206">nostri</w> <w id="4225207">interpretemur</w> <w id="4225208">nec</w>
<w id="4225209">eam</w>, <w id="4225211">ut</w> <w id="4225212">quidam</w> <w id="4225213">docti</w>, <w id="4225215">verborum</w> <w id="4225216">magnificentia</w>
<w id="4225217">metiamur</w>, <w id="4225219">virosque</w> <w id="4225220">bonos</w> <w id="4225221">eos</w> <w id="4225222">qui</w> <w id="4225223">habentur</w> <w id="4225224">numeremus</w>—<w id="4225225">Paulos</w> <w id="4225226">Catones</w> <w id="4225227">Gallos</w> <w id="4225228">Scipiones</w> <w id="4225229">Philos</w>—<w id="4225230">his</w>
<w id="4225231">communis</w> <w id="4225232">vita</w> <w id="4225233">contenta</w> <w id="4225234">est</w>; <w id="4225236">eos</w> <w id="4225237">autem</w> <w id="4225238">omittamus</w>,
<w id="4225240">qui</w> <w id="4225241">omnino</w> <w id="4225242">nusquam</w> <w id="4225243">reperiuntur</w>.</p>
<p><milestone unit="section" n="22" /><reg><w id="4225245">talis</w></reg> <w id="4225246">igitur</w> <w id="4225247">inter</w> <w id="4225248">viros</w> <w id="4225249">amicitia</w> <w id="4225250">tantas</w> <w id="4225251">opportunitates</w> <w id="4225252">habet</w>, <w id="4225254">quantas</w> <w id="4225255">vix</w> <w id="4225256">queo</w> <w id="4225257">dicere</w>. <reg><w id="4225259">principio</w></reg> <w id="4225260">qui</w>
<w id="4225261">potest</w> <w id="4225262">esse</w> <w id="4225263">vita</w> <w id="4225264">vitalis</w>, <w id="4225266">ut</w> <w id="4225267">ait</w> <w id="4225268">Ennius</w>, <w id="4225270">quae</w> <w id="4225271">non</w> <w id="4225272">in</w>
<w id="4225273">amici</w> <w id="4225274">mutua</w> <w id="4225275">benevolentia</w> <w id="4225276">conquiescit</w>? <reg><w id="4225277">quid</w></reg> <w id="4225278">dulcius</w>
<w id="4225279">quam</w> <w id="4225280">habere</w> <w id="4225281">quicum</w> <w id="4225282">omnia</w> <w id="4225283">audeas</w> <w id="4225284">sic</w> <w id="4225285">loqui</w> <w id="4225286">ut</w>
<w id="4225287">tecum</w>? <reg><w id="4225288">qui</w></reg> <w id="4225289">esset</w> <w id="4225290">tantus</w> <w id="4225291">fructus</w> <w id="4225292">in</w> <w id="4225293">prosperis</w> <w id="4225294">rebus</w>,
<w id="4225296">nisi</w> <w id="4225297">haberes</w> <w id="4225298">qui</w> <w id="4225299">illis</w> <w id="4225300">aeque</w> <w id="4225301">ac</w> <w id="4225302">tu</w> <w id="4225303">ipse</w> <w id="4225304">gauderet</w>?

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<w id="4225305">Adversas</w> <w id="4225306">vero</w> <w id="4225307">ferre</w> <w id="4225308">difficile</w> <w id="4225309">esset</w> <w id="4225310">sine</w> <w id="4225311">eo</w>, <w id="4225313">qui</w> <w id="4225314">illas</w>
<w id="4225315">gravius</w> <w id="4225316">etiam</w> <w id="4225317">quam</w> <w id="4225318">tu</w> <w id="4225319">ferret</w>. <reg><w id="4225321">denique</w></reg> <w id="4225322">ceterae</w> <w id="4225323">res</w>,
<w id="4225325">quae</w> <w id="4225326">expetuntur</w>, <w id="4225328">opportunae</w> <w id="4225329">sunt</w> <w id="4225330">singulae</w> <w id="4225331">rebus</w>
<w id="4225332">fere</w> <w id="4225333">singulis</w>—<w id="4225334">divitiae</w>, <w id="4225336">ut</w> <w id="4225337">utare</w>; <w id="4225339">opes</w>, <w id="4225341">ut</w> <w id="4225342">colare</w>;
<w id="4225344">honores</w>, <w id="4225346">ut</w> <w id="4225347">laudere</w>; <w id="4225349">voluptates</w>, <w id="4225351">ut</w> <w id="4225352">gaudeas</w>; <w id="4225354">valetudo</w>, <w id="4225356">ut</w> <w id="4225357">dolore</w> <w id="4225358">careas</w> <w id="4225359">et</w> <w id="4225360">muneribus</w> <w id="4225361">fungare</w> <w id="4225362">corporis</w>;
<w id="4225364">amicitia</w> <w id="4225365">res</w> <w id="4225366">plurimas</w> <w id="4225367">continet</w>: <w id="4225368">quoquo</w> <w id="4225369">te</w> <w id="4225370">verteris</w>
<w id="4225371">praesto</w> <w id="4225372">est</w>, <w id="4225374">nullo</w> <w id="4225375">loco</w> <w id="4225376">excluditur</w>, <w id="4225378">numquam</w> <w id="4225379">intempestiva</w>, <w id="4225381">numquam</w> <w id="4225382">molesta</w> <w id="4225383">est</w>. <reg><w id="4225385">itaque</w></reg> <w id="4225386">non</w> <w id="4225387">aqua</w>,
<w id="4225389">non</w> <w id="4225390">igni</w>, <w id="4225392">ut</w> <w id="4225393">aiunt</w>, <w id="4225395">pluribus</w> <w id="4225396">locis</w> <w id="4225397">utimur</w> <w id="4225398">quam</w> <w id="4225399">amicitia</w>.
<reg><w id="4225401">neque</w></reg> <w id="4225402">ego</w> <w id="4225403">nunc</w> <w id="4225404">de</w> <w id="4225405">volgari</w> <w id="4225406">aut</w> <w id="4225407">de</w> <w id="4225408">mediocri</w>, <w id="4225410">quae</w>
<w id="4225411">tamen</w> <w id="4225412">ipsa</w> <w id="4225413">et</w> <w id="4225414">delectat</w> <w id="4225415">et</w> <w id="4225416">prodest</w>, <w id="4225418">sed</w> <w id="4225419">de</w> <w id="4225420">vera</w> <w id="4225421">et</w>
<w id="4225422">perfecta</w> <w id="4225423">loquor</w>, <w id="4225425">qualis</w> <w id="4225426">eorum</w>, <w id="4225428">qui</w> <w id="4225429">pauci</w> <w id="4225430">nominantur</w>,
<w id="4225432">fuit</w>. <reg><w id="4225434">nam</w></reg> <w id="4225435">et</w> <w id="4225436">secundas</w> <w id="4225437">res</w> <w id="4225438">splendidiores</w> <w id="4225439">facit</w>
<w id="4225440">amicitia</w>, <w id="4225442">et</w> <w id="4225443">adversas</w>, <w id="4225445">partiens</w> <w id="4225446">communicansque</w>,
<w id="4225448">leviores</w>.</p>
<p><milestone unit="section" n="23" /><milestone unit="chapter" n="7" /><reg><w id="4225450">cumque</w></reg> <w id="4225451">plurimas</w> <w id="4225452">et</w> <w id="4225453">maximas</w> <w id="4225454">commoditates</w>
<w id="4225455">amicitia</w> <w id="4225456">contineat</w>, <w id="4225458">tum</w> <w id="4225459">illa</w> <w id="4225460">nimirum</w> <w id="4225461">praestat</w> <w id="4225462">omnibus</w>, <w id="4225464">quod</w> <w id="4225465">bonam</w> <w id="4225466">spem</w> <w id="4225467">praelucet</w> <w id="4225468">in</w> <w id="4225469">posterum</w>, <w id="4225471">nec</w>
<w id="4225472">debilitari</w> <w id="4225473">animos</w> <w id="4225474">aut</w> <w id="4225475">cadere</w> <w id="4225476">patitur</w>. <reg><w id="4225478">verum</w></reg> <w id="4225479">etiam</w>
<w id="4225480">amicum</w> <w id="4225481">qui</w> <w id="4225482">intuetur</w>, <w id="4225484">tamquam</w> <w id="4225485">exemplar</w> <w id="4225486">aliquod</w>
<w id="4225487">intuetur</w> <w id="4225488">sui</w>. <reg><w id="4225490">quocirca</w></reg> <w id="4225491">et</w> <w id="4225492">absentes</w> <w id="4225493">adsunt</w> <w id="4225494">et</w> <w id="4225495">egentes</w>
<w id="4225496">abundant</w> <w id="4225497">et</w> <w id="4225498">imbecilli</w> <w id="4225499">valent</w> <w id="4225500">et</w>, <w id="4225502">quod</w> <w id="4225503">difficilius</w> <w id="4225504">dictu</w>
<w id="4225505">est</w>, <w id="4225507">mortui</w> <w id="4225508">vivunt</w>; <w id="4225510">tantus</w> <w id="4225511">eos</w> <w id="4225512">honos</w> <w id="4225513">memoria</w> <w id="4225514">desiderium</w> <w id="4225515">prosequitur</w> <w id="4225516">amicorum</w>, <w id="4225518">ex</w> <w id="4225519">quo</w> <w id="4225520">illorum</w> <w id="4225521">beata</w>
<w id="4225522">mors</w> <w id="4225523">videtur</w>, <w id="4225525">horum</w> <w id="4225526">vita</w> <w id="4225527">laudabilis</w>. <reg><w id="4225529">quod</w></reg> <w id="4225530">si</w> <w id="4225531">exe</w>-

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<w id="4225532">meris</w> <w id="4225533">ex</w> <w id="4225534">rerum</w> <w id="4225535">natura</w> <w id="4225536">benevolentiae</w> <w id="4225537">coniunctionem</w>,
<w id="4225539">nec</w> <w id="4225540">domus</w> <w id="4225541">ulla</w> <w id="4225542">nec</w> <w id="4225543">urbs</w> <w id="4225544">stare</w> <w id="4225545">poterit</w>, <w id="4225547">ne</w> <w id="4225548">agri</w> <w id="4225549">quidem</w>
<w id="4225550">cultus</w> <w id="4225551">permanebit</w>. <reg><w id="4225553">id</w></reg> <w id="4225554">si</w> <w id="4225555">minus</w> <w id="4225556">intellegitur</w>, <w id="4225558">quanta</w>
<w id="4225559">vis</w> <w id="4225560">amicitiae</w> <w id="4225561">concordiaeque</w> <w id="4225562">sit</w>, <w id="4225564">ex</w> <w id="4225565">dissensionibus</w>
<w id="4225566">atque</w> <w id="4225567">discordiis</w> <w id="4225568">percipi</w> <w id="4225569">potest</w>. <reg><w id="4225571">quae</w></reg> <w id="4225572">enim</w> <w id="4225573">domus</w>
<w id="4225574">tam</w> <w id="4225575">stabilis</w>, <w id="4225577">quae</w> <w id="4225578">tam</w> <w id="4225579">firma</w> <w id="4225580">civitas</w> <w id="4225581">est</w>, <w id="4225583">quae</w> <w id="4225584">non</w>
<w id="4225585">odiis</w> <w id="4225586">et</w> <w id="4225587">discidiis</w> <w id="4225588">funditus</w> <w id="4225589">possit</w> <w id="4225590">everti</w>?</p>
<p><reg><w id="4225591">ex</w></reg> <w id="4225592">quo</w>, <w id="4225594">quantum</w> <w id="4225595">boni</w> <w id="4225596">sit</w> <w id="4225597">in</w> <w id="4225598">amicitia</w>, <w id="4225600">iudicari</w>
<w id="4225601">potest</w>.<milestone unit="section" n="24" /> <reg><w id="4225603">agrigentinum</w></reg> <w id="4225604">quidem</w> <w id="4225605">doctum</w> <w id="4225606">quendam</w>
<w id="4225607">virum</w> <w id="4225608">carminibus</w> <w id="4225609">Graecis</w> <w id="4225610">vaticinatum</w> <w id="4225611">ferunt</w>, <w id="4225613">quae</w>
<w id="4225614">in</w> <w id="4225615">rerum</w> <w id="4225616">natura</w> <w id="4225617">totoque</w> <w id="4225618">mundo</w> <w id="4225619">constarent</w> <w id="4225620">quaeque</w>
<w id="4225621">moverentur</w>, <w id="4225623">ea</w> <w id="4225624">contrahere</w> <w id="4225625">amicitiam</w>, <w id="4225627">dissipare</w> <w id="4225628">discordiam</w>. <reg><w id="4225630">atque</w></reg> <w id="4225631">hoc</w> <w id="4225632">quidem</w> <w id="4225633">omnes</w> <w id="4225634">mortales</w> <w id="4225635">et</w>
<w id="4225636">intellegunt</w> <w id="4225637">et</w> <w id="4225638">re</w> <w id="4225639">probant</w>. <reg><w id="4225641">itaque</w></reg>, <w id="4225643">si</w> <w id="4225644">quando</w> <w id="4225645">aliquod</w>
<w id="4225646">officium</w> <w id="4225647">exstitit</w> <w id="4225648">amici</w> <w id="4225649">in</w> <w id="4225650">periculis</w> <w id="4225651">aut</w> <w id="4225652">adeundis</w> <w id="4225653">aut</w>
<w id="4225654">communicandis</w>, <w id="4225656">quis</w> <w id="4225657">est</w> <w id="4225658">qui</w> <w id="4225659">id</w> <w id="4225660">non</w> <w id="4225661">maximis</w> <w id="4225662">efferat</w>
<w id="4225663">laudibus</w>? <reg><w id="4225664">qui</w></reg> <w id="4225665">clamores</w> <w id="4225666">tota</w> <w id="4225667">cavea</w> <w id="4225668">nuper</w> <w id="4225669">in</w> <w id="4225670">hospitis</w>
<w id="4225671">et</w> <w id="4225672">amici</w> <w id="4225673">mei</w> <w id="4225674">M</w>. <w id="4225676">Pacuvi</w> <w id="4225677">nova</w> <w id="4225678">fabula</w>, <w id="4225680">cum</w> <w id="4225681">ignorante</w>
<w id="4225682">rege</w> <w id="4225683">uter</w> <w id="4225684">Orestes</w> <w id="4225685">esset</w>, <w id="4225687">Pylades</w> <corr sic="Oresten"><w id="4225688">Orestem</w></corr> <w id="4225689">se</w> <w id="4225690">esse</w>
<w id="4225691">diceret</w>, <w id="4225693">ut</w> <w id="4225694">pro</w> <w id="4225695">illo</w> <w id="4225696">necaretur</w>, <w id="4225698">Orestes</w> <w id="4225699">autem</w>, <w id="4225701">ita</w>
<w id="4225702">ut</w> <w id="4225703">erat</w>, <corr sic="Oresten"><w id="4225705">Orestem</w></corr> <w id="4225706">se</w> <w id="4225707">esse</w> <w id="4225708">perseveraret</w>! <reg><w id="4225709">stantes</w></reg>
<w id="4225710">plaudebant</w> <w id="4225711">in</w> <w id="4225712">re</w> <w id="4225713">ficta</w>; <w id="4225715">quid</w> <w id="4225716">arbitramur</w> <w id="4225717">in</w> <w id="4225718">vera</w>
<w id="4225719">facturos</w> <w id="4225720">fuisse</w>? <reg><w id="4225721">facile</w></reg> <w id="4225722">indicabat</w> <w id="4225723">ipsa</w> <w id="4225724">natura</w> <w id="4225725">vim</w>
<w id="4225726">suam</w>, <w id="4225728">cum</w> <w id="4225729">homines</w>, <w id="4225731">quod</w> <w id="4225732">facere</w> <w id="4225733">ipsi</w> <w id="4225734">non</w> <w id="4225735">possent</w>,
<w id="4225737">id</w> <w id="4225738">recte</w> <w id="4225739">fieri</w> <w id="4225740">in</w> <w id="4225741">altero</w> <w id="4225742">iudicarent</w>.</p>
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<p><reg><w id="4225744">hactenus</w></reg> <w id="4225745">mihi</w> <w id="4225746">videor</w> <w id="4225747">de</w> <w id="4225748">amicitia</w> <w id="4225749">quid</w> <corr sic="sentiren"><w id="4225750">sentirem</w></corr>
<w id="4225751">potuisse</w> <w id="4225752">dicere</w>; <w id="4225754">si</w> <w id="4225755">quae</w> <w id="4225756">praeterea</w> <w id="4225757">sunt</w>—<w id="4225758">credo</w>
<w id="4225759">autem</w> <w id="4225760">esse</w> <w id="4225761">multa</w>—<w id="4225762">ab</w> <w id="4225763">eis</w>, <w id="4225765">si</w> <w id="4225766">videbitur</w>, <w id="4225768">qui</w> <w id="4225769">ista</w>
<w id="4225770">disputant</w>, <w id="4225772">quaeritote</w>.</p>
<p><milestone unit="section" n="25" /><w id="4225774">FANNIUS</w>. <w id="4225776">Nos</w> <w id="4225777">autem</w> <w id="4225778">ate</w> <w id="4225779">potius</w>. <reg><w id="4225781">quamquam</w></reg> <w id="4225782">etiam</w>
<w id="4225783">ab</w> <w id="4225784">istis</w> <w id="4225785">saepe</w> <w id="4225786">quaesivi</w> <w id="4225787">et</w> <w id="4225788">audivi</w> <w id="4225789">non</w> <w id="4225790">invitus</w> <w id="4225791">equidem</w>,
<w id="4225793">sed</w> <w id="4225794">aliud</w> <w id="4225795">quoddam</w> <w id="4225796">filum</w> <w id="4225797">orationis</w> <w id="4225798">tuae</w>.</p>
<p><w id="4225800">SCAEVOLA</w>. <w id="4225802">Tum</w> <w id="4225803">magis</w> <w id="4225804">id</w> <w id="4225805">diceres</w>, <w id="4225807">Fanni</w>, <w id="4225809">si</w> <w id="4225810">nuper</w>
<w id="4225811">in</w> <w id="4225812">hortis</w> <w id="4225813">Scipionis</w>, <corr sic="cuni"><w id="4225815">cum</w></corr> <w id="4225816">est</w> <w id="4225817">de</w> <w id="4225818">re</w> <w id="4225819">publica</w> <w id="4225820">disputatum</w>,
<w id="4225822">affuisses</w>. <reg><w id="4225824">qualis</w></reg> <w id="4225825">tum</w> <w id="4225826">patronus</w> <w id="4225827">iustitiae</w> <w id="4225828">fuit</w> <w id="4225829">contra</w>
<w id="4225830">accuratam</w> <w id="4225831">orationem</w> <w id="4225832">Phili</w>!</p>
<p><w id="4225833">FANNIUS</w>. <w id="4225835">Facile</w> <w id="4225836">id</w> <w id="4225837">quidem</w> <w id="4225838">fuit</w> <w id="4225839">iustitiam</w> <w id="4225840">iustissimo</w> <w id="4225841">viro</w> <w id="4225842">defendere</w>.</p>
<p><w id="4225844">SCAEVOLA</w>. <w id="4225846">Quid</w>? <w id="4225847">amicitiam</w> <w id="4225848">nonne</w> <w id="4225849">facile</w> <w id="4225850">ei</w>, <w id="4225852">qui</w>
<w id="4225853">ob</w> <w id="4225854">eam</w> <w id="4225855">summa</w> <w id="4225856">fide</w>, <w id="4225858">constantia</w> <w id="4225859">iustitiaque</w> <w id="4225860">servatam</w>
<w id="4225861">maximam</w> <w id="4225862">gloriam</w> <w id="4225863">ceperit</w>?</p>
<p><milestone unit="section" n="26" /><milestone unit="chapter" n="8" /><w id="4225864">LAELIUS</w>. <w id="4225866">Vim</w> <w id="4225867">hoc</w> <w id="4225868">quidem</w> <w id="4225869">est</w> <w id="4225870">afferre</w>; <w id="4225872">quid</w>
<w id="4225873">enim</w> <w id="4225874">refert</w> <w id="4225875">qua</w> <w id="4225876">me</w> <w id="4225877">ratione</w> <w id="4225878">cogatis</w>? <reg><w id="4225879">cogitis</w></reg> <w id="4225880">certe</w>.
<reg><w id="4225882">studiis</w></reg> <w id="4225883">enim</w> <w id="4225884">generorum</w>, <w id="4225886">praesertim</w> <w id="4225887">in</w> <w id="4225888">re</w> <w id="4225889">bona</w>, <w id="4225891">cum</w>
<w id="4225892">difficile</w> <w id="4225893">est</w> <w id="4225894">tum</w> <w id="4225895">ne</w> <w id="4225896">aequum</w> <w id="4225897">quidem</w> <w id="4225898">obsistere</w>.</p>
<p><reg><w id="4225900">saepissime</w></reg> <w id="4225901">igitur</w> <w id="4225902">mihi</w> <w id="4225903">de</w> <w id="4225904">amicitia</w> <w id="4225905">cogitanti</w>
<w id="4225906">maxime</w> <w id="4225907">illud</w> <w id="4225908">considerandum</w> <w id="4225909">videri</w> <w id="4225910">solet</w>, <w id="4225912">utrum</w>
<w id="4225913">propter</w> <w id="4225914">imbecillitatem</w> <w id="4225915">atque</w> <w id="4225916">inopiam</w> <w id="4225917">desiderata</w>
<w id="4225918">sit</w> <w id="4225919">amicitia</w>, <w id="4225921">ut</w> <w id="4225922">dandis</w> <w id="4225923">recipiendisque</w> <w id="4225924">meritis</w>, <w id="4225926">quod</w>
<w id="4225927">quisque</w> <w id="4225928">minus</w> <w id="4225929">per</w> <w id="4225930">se</w> <w id="4225931">ipse</w> <w id="4225932">posset</w>, <w id="4225934">id</w> <w id="4225935">acciperet</w> <w id="4225936">ab</w>
<w id="4225937">alio</w> <w id="4225938">vicissimque</w> <w id="4225939">redderet</w>, <w id="4225941">an</w> <w id="4225942">esset</w> <w id="4225943">hoc</w> <w id="4225944">quidem</w>

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<w id="4225945">proprium</w> <w id="4225946">amicitiae</w>, <w id="4225948">sed</w> <w id="4225949">antiquior</w> <w id="4225950">et</w> <w id="4225951">pulchrior</w> <w id="4225952">et</w>
<w id="4225953">magis</w> <w id="4225954">a</w> <w id="4225955">natura</w> <w id="4225956">ipsa</w> <w id="4225957">profecta</w> <w id="4225958">alia</w> <w id="4225959">causa</w>. <reg><w id="4225961">amor</w></reg> <w id="4225962">enim</w>,
<w id="4225964">ex</w> <w id="4225965">quo</w> <w id="4225966">amicitia</w> <w id="4225967">nominata</w> <w id="4225968">est</w>, <w id="4225970">princeps</w> <w id="4225971">est</w> <w id="4225972">ad</w> <w id="4225973">benevolentiam</w> <w id="4225974">coniungendam</w>. <reg><w id="4225976">nam</w></reg> <w id="4225977">utilitates</w> <w id="4225978">quidem</w>
<w id="4225979">etiam</w> <w id="4225980">ab</w> <w id="4225981">eis</w> <w id="4225982">percipiuntur</w> <w id="4225983">saepe</w>, <w id="4225985">qui</w> <w id="4225986">simulatione</w>
<w id="4225987">amicitiae</w> <w id="4225988">coluntur</w> <w id="4225989">et</w> <w id="4225990">observantur</w> <w id="4225991">temporis</w> <w id="4225992">causa</w>;
<w id="4225994">in</w> <w id="4225995">amicitia</w> <w id="4225996">autem</w> <w id="4225997">nihil</w> <w id="4225998">fictum</w>, <w id="4226000">nihil</w> <w id="4226001">simulatum</w> <w id="4226002">est</w>
<w id="4226003">et</w>, <w id="4226005">quidquid</w> <w id="4226006">est</w>, <w id="4226008">id</w> <w id="4226009">est</w> <w id="4226010">verum</w> <w id="4226011">et</w>' <w id="4226012">voluntarium</w>.
<milestone unit="section" n="27" /><reg><w id="4226014">quapropter</w></reg> <w id="4226015">a</w> <w id="4226016">natura</w> <w id="4226017">mihi</w> <w id="4226018">videtur</w> <w id="4226019">potius</w> <w id="4226020">quam</w> <w id="4226021">indigentia</w> <w id="4226022">orta</w> <w id="4226023">amicitia</w>, <w id="4226025">applicatione</w> <w id="4226026">magis</w> <w id="4226027">animi</w> <w id="4226028">cum</w>
<w id="4226029">quodam</w> <w id="4226030">sensu</w> <w id="4226031">amandi</w>, <w id="4226033">quam</w> <w id="4226034">cogitatione</w> <w id="4226035">quantum</w>
<w id="4226036">illa</w> <w id="4226037">res</w> <w id="4226038">utilitatis</w> <w id="4226039">esset</w> <w id="4226040">habitura</w>. <reg><w id="4226042">quod</w></reg> <w id="4226043">quidem</w> <w id="4226044">quale</w>
<w id="4226045">sit</w>, <w id="4226047">etiam</w> <w id="4226048">in</w> <w id="4226049">bestiis</w> <w id="4226050">quibusdam</w> <w id="4226051">animadverti</w> <w id="4226052">potest</w>,
<w id="4226054">quae</w> <w id="4226055">ex</w> <w id="4226056">se</w> <w id="4226057">natos</w> <w id="4226058">ita</w> <w id="4226059">amant</w> <w id="4226060">ad</w> <w id="4226061">quoddam</w> <w id="4226062">tempus</w> <w id="4226063">et</w>
<w id="4226064">ab</w> <w id="4226065">eis</w> <w id="4226066">ita</w> <w id="4226067">amantur</w>, <w id="4226069">ut</w> <w id="4226070">facile</w> <w id="4226071">earum</w> <w id="4226072">sensus</w> <w id="4226073">appareat</w>.
<reg><w id="4226075">quod</w></reg> <w id="4226076">in</w> <w id="4226077">homine</w> <w id="4226078">multo</w> <w id="4226079">est</w> <w id="4226080">evidentius</w>, <w id="4226082">primum</w> <w id="4226083">ex</w> <w id="4226084">ea</w>
<w id="4226085">caritate</w> <w id="4226086">quae</w> <w id="4226087">est</w> <w id="4226088">inter</w> <w id="4226089">natos</w> <w id="4226090">et</w> <w id="4226091">parentis</w>, <w id="4226093">quae</w> <w id="4226094">dirimi</w>
<w id="4226095">nisi</w> <w id="4226096">detestabili</w> <w id="4226097">scelere</w> <w id="4226098">non</w> <w id="4226099">potest</w>, <w id="4226101">deinde</w> <w id="4226102">cum</w> <w id="4226103">similis</w>
<w id="4226104">sensus</w> <w id="4226105">exstitit</w> <w id="4226106">amoris</w>, <w id="4226108">si</w> <w id="4226109">aliquem</w> <w id="4226110">nacti</w> <w id="4226111">sumus</w>, <w id="4226113">cuius</w>
<w id="4226114">cum</w> <w id="4226115">moribus</w> <w id="4226116">et</w> <w id="4226117">natura</w> <w id="4226118">congruamus</w>, <w id="4226120">quod</w> <w id="4226121">in</w> <w id="4226122">eo</w>
<w id="4226123">quasi</w> <w id="4226124">lumen</w> <w id="4226125">aliquod</w> <w id="4226126">probitatis</w> <w id="4226127">et</w> <w id="4226128">virtutis</w> <w id="4226129">perspicere</w>
<w id="4226130">videamur</w>.<milestone unit="section" n="28" /> <reg><w id="4226132">nihil</w></reg> <w id="4226133">est</w> <w id="4226134">enim</w> <w id="4226135">virtute</w> <w id="4226136">amabilius</w>, <w id="4226138">nihil</w>
<w id="4226139">quod</w> <w id="4226140">magis</w> <w id="4226141">alliciat</w> <w id="4226142">ad</w> <w id="4226143">diligendum</w>, <w id="4226145">quippe</w> <w id="4226146">cum</w>
<w id="4226147">propter</w> <w id="4226148">virtutem</w> <w id="4226149">et</w> <w id="4226150">probitatem</w> <w id="4226151">etiam</w> <w id="4226152">eos</w>, <w id="4226154">quos</w>
<w id="4226155">numquam</w> <w id="4226156">vidimus</w>, <w id="4226158">quodam</w> <w id="4226159">modo</w> <w id="4226160">diligamus</w>. <reg><w id="4226162">quis</w></reg>
<w id="4226163">est</w> <w id="4226164">qui</w> <w id="4226165">C</w>. <w id="4226167">Fabrici</w>, <w id="4226169">M</w>'. <w id="4226171">Curi</w> <w id="4226172">non</w> <w id="4226173">cum</w> <w id="4226174">caritate</w> <w id="4226175">aliqua</w>

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<w id="4226176">benevola</w> <w id="4226177">memoriam</w> <w id="4226178">usurpet</w>, <w id="4226180">quos</w> <w id="4226181">numquam</w> <w id="4226182">viderit</w>?
<reg><w id="4226183">quis</w></reg> <w id="4226184">autem</w> <w id="4226185">est</w> <w id="4226186">qui</w> <w id="4226187">Tarquinium</w> <w id="4226188">Superbum</w>, <w id="4226190">qui</w> <w id="4226191">Sp</w>.
<w id="4226193">Cassium</w>, <w id="4226195">Sp</w>. <w id="4226197">Maelium</w> <w id="4226198">non</w> <w id="4226199">oderit</w>? <reg><w id="4226200">cum</w></reg> <w id="4226201">duobus</w>
<w id="4226202">ducibus</w> <w id="4226203">de</w> <w id="4226204">imperio</w> <w id="4226205">in</w> <w id="4226206">Italia</w> <w id="4226207">est</w> <w id="4226208">decertatum</w>, <w id="4226210">Pyrrho</w>
<w id="4226211">et</w> <w id="4226212">Hannibale</w>; <w id="4226214">ab</w> <w id="4226215">altero</w> <w id="4226216">propter</w> <w id="4226217">probitatem</w> <w id="4226218">eius</w>
<w id="4226219">non</w> <w id="4226220">nimis</w> <w id="4226221">alienos</w> <w id="4226222">animos</w> <w id="4226223">habemus</w>; <w id="4226225">alterum</w> <w id="4226226">propter</w>
<w id="4226227">crudelitatem</w> <w id="4226228">semper</w> <w id="4226229">haec</w> <w id="4226230">civitas</w> <w id="4226231">oderit</w>.</p>
<p><milestone unit="section" n="29" /><milestone unit="chapter" n="9" /><reg><w id="4226233">quod</w></reg> <w id="4226234">si</w> <w id="4226235">tanta</w> <w id="4226236">vis</w> <w id="4226237">probitatis</w> <w id="4226238">est</w>, <w id="4226240">ut</w> <w id="4226241">eam</w> <w id="4226242">vel</w> <w id="4226243">in</w>
<w id="4226244">eis</w>, <w id="4226246">quos</w> <w id="4226247">numquam</w> <w id="4226248">vidimus</w>, <w id="4226250">et</w>, <w id="4226252">quod</w> <w id="4226253">maius</w> <w id="4226254">est</w>, <w id="4226256">in</w>
<w id="4226257">hoste</w> <w id="4226258">etiam</w> <w id="4226259">diligamus</w>, <w id="4226261">quid</w> <w id="4226262">mirum</w> <w id="4226263">est</w>, <w id="4226265">si</w> <w id="4226266">animi</w> <w id="4226267">hominum</w> <w id="4226268">moveantur</w>, <w id="4226270">cum</w> <w id="4226271">eorum</w>, <w id="4226273">quibuscum</w> <w id="4226274">usu</w> <w id="4226275">coniuncti</w> <w id="4226276">esse</w> <w id="4226277">possunt</w>, <w id="4226279">virtutem</w> <w id="4226280">et</w> <w id="4226281">bonitatem</w> <w id="4226282">perspicere</w>
<w id="4226283">videantur</w>? <reg><w id="4226284">quamquam</w></reg> <w id="4226285">confirmatur</w> <w id="4226286">amor</w> <w id="4226287">et</w> <w id="4226288">beneficio</w> <w id="4226289">accepto</w> <w id="4226290">et</w> <w id="4226291">studio</w> <w id="4226292">perspecto</w> <w id="4226293">et</w> <w id="4226294">consuetudine</w>
<w id="4226295">adiuncta</w>, <w id="4226297">quibus</w> <w id="4226298">rebus</w> <w id="4226299">ad</w> <w id="4226300">illum</w> <w id="4226301">primum</w> <w id="4226302">motum</w>
<w id="4226303">animi</w> <w id="4226304">et</w> <w id="4226305">amoris</w> <w id="4226306">adhibitis</w> <w id="4226307">admirabilis</w> <w id="4226308">quaedam</w> <w id="4226309">exardescit</w> <w id="4226310">benevolentiae</w> <corr sic="magnitude"><w id="4226311">magnitudo</w></corr>.</p>
<p><reg><w id="4226313">quam</w></reg> <w id="4226314">si</w> <w id="4226315">qui</w> <w id="4226316">putant</w> <w id="4226317">ab</w> <w id="4226318">imbecillitate</w> <w id="4226319">proficisci</w>, <w id="4226321">ut</w>
<w id="4226322">sit</w> <w id="4226323">per</w> <w id="4226324">quem</w> <w id="4226325">adsequatur</w> <w id="4226326">quod</w> <w id="4226327">quisque</w> <w id="4226328">desideret</w>,
<w id="4226330">humilem</w> <w id="4226331">sane</w> <w id="4226332">relinquunt</w> <w id="4226333">et</w> <w id="4226334">minime</w> <w id="4226335">generosum</w>, <w id="4226337">ut</w>
<w id="4226338">ita</w> <w id="4226339">dicam</w>, <w id="4226341">ortum</w> <w id="4226342">amicitiae</w>, <w id="4226344">quam</w> <w id="4226345">ex</w> <w id="4226346">inopia</w> <w id="4226347">atque</w>
<w id="4226348">indigentia</w> <w id="4226349">natam</w> <w id="4226350">volunt</w>. <reg><w id="4226352">quod</w></reg> <w id="4226353">si</w> <w id="4226354">ita</w> <w id="4226355">esset</w>, <w id="4226357">ut</w>
<w id="4226358">quisque</w> <w id="4226359">minimum</w> <w id="4226360">esse</w> <w id="4226361">in</w> <w id="4226362">se</w> <w id="4226363">arbitraretur</w>, <w id="4226365">ita</w> <w id="4226366">ad</w>
<w id="4226367">amicitiam</w> <w id="4226368">esset</w> <w id="4226369">aptissimus</w>; <w id="4226371">quod</w> <w id="4226372">longe</w> <w id="4226373">secus</w> <w id="4226374">est</w>.
<milestone unit="section" n="30" /><reg><w id="4226376">ut</w></reg> <w id="4226377">enim</w> <w id="4226378">quisque</w> <w id="4226379">sibi</w> <w id="4226380">plurimum</w> <w id="4226381">confidit</w> <w id="4226382">et</w> <w id="4226383">ut</w> <w id="4226384">quisque</w>
<w id="4226385">maxime</w> <w id="4226386">virtute</w> <w id="4226387">et</w> <w id="4226388">sapientia</w> <w id="4226389">sic</w> <w id="4226390">munitus</w> <w id="4226391">est</w>, <w id="4226393">ut</w> <w id="4226394">nullo</w>
<w id="4226395">egeat</w> <w id="4226396">suaque</w> <w id="4226397">omnia</w> <w id="4226398">in</w> <w id="4226399">se</w> <w id="4226400">ipso</w> <w id="4226401">posita</w> <w id="4226402">iudicet</w>, <w id="4226404">ita</w>

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<w id="4226405">in</w> <w id="4226406">amicitiis</w> <w id="4226407">expetendis</w> <w id="4226408">colendisque</w> <w id="4226409">maxime</w> <w id="4226410">excellit</w>.
<reg><w id="4226412">quid</w></reg> <w id="4226413">enim</w>? <name><w id="4226414">Africanus</w></name> <w id="4226415">indigens</w> <w id="4226416">mei</w>? <reg><w id="4226417">minime</w></reg>
<w id="4226418">hercule</w>! <reg><w id="4226419">ac</w></reg> <w id="4226420">ne</w> <w id="4226421">ego</w> <w id="4226422">quidem</w> <w id="4226423">illius</w>, <w id="4226425">sed</w> <w id="4226426">ego</w> <w id="4226427">admiratione</w> <w id="4226428">quadam</w> <w id="4226429">virtutis</w> <w id="4226430">eius</w>, <w id="4226432">ille</w> <w id="4226433">vicissim</w> <w id="4226434">opinione</w>
<w id="4226435">fortasse</w> <w id="4226436">non</w> <w id="4226437">nulla</w> <w id="4226438">quam</w> <w id="4226439">de</w> <w id="4226440">meis</w> <w id="4226441">moribus</w> <w id="4226442">habebat</w>,
<w id="4226444">me</w> <w id="4226445">dilexit</w>; <w id="4226447">auxit</w> <w id="4226448">benevolentiam</w> <w id="4226449">consuetudo</w>. <reg><w id="4226451">sed</w></reg>
<w id="4226452">quamquam</w> <w id="4226453">utilitates</w> <w id="4226454">multae</w> <w id="4226455">et</w> <w id="4226456">magnae</w> <w id="4226457">consecutae</w>
<w id="4226458">sunt</w>, <w id="4226460">non</w> <w id="4226461">sunt</w> <w id="4226462">tamen</w> <w id="4226463">ab</w> <w id="4226464">earum</w> <w id="4226465">spe</w> <w id="4226466">causae</w> <w id="4226467">diligendi</w>
<w id="4226468">profectae</w>.<milestone unit="section" n="31" /> <reg><w id="4226470">ut</w></reg> <w id="4226471">enim</w> <w id="4226472">benefici</w> <w id="4226473">liberalesque</w> <w id="4226474">sumus</w>,
<w id="4226476">non</w> <w id="4226477">ut</w> <w id="4226478">exigamus</w> <w id="4226479">gratiam</w>—<w id="4226480">neque</w> <w id="4226481">enim</w> <w id="4226482">beneficium</w>
<w id="4226483">faeneramur</w>, <w id="4226485">sed</w> <w id="4226486">natura</w> <w id="4226487">propensi</w> <w id="4226488">ad</w> <w id="4226489">liberalitatem</w>
<w id="4226490">sumus</w>—<w id="4226491">sic</w> <w id="4226492">amicitiam</w> <w id="4226493">non</w> <w id="4226494">spe</w> <w id="4226495">mercedis</w> <w id="4226496">adducti</w>,
<w id="4226498">sed</w> <w id="4226499">quod</w> <w id="4226500">omnis</w> <w id="4226501">eius</w> <w id="4226502">fructus</w> <w id="4226503">in</w> <w id="4226504">ipso</w> <w id="4226505">amore</w> <w id="4226506">inest</w>,
<w id="4226508">expetendam</w> <w id="4226509">putamus</w>.</p>
<p><milestone unit="section" n="32" /><reg><w id="4226511">ab</w></reg> <w id="4226512">his</w>, <w id="4226514">qui</w> <w id="4226515">pecudum</w> <w id="4226516">ritu</w> <w id="4226517">ad</w> <w id="4226518">voluptatem</w> <w id="4226519">omnia</w>
<w id="4226520">referunt</w>, <w id="4226522">longe</w> <w id="4226523">dissentiunt</w>; <w id="4226525">nec</w> <w id="4226526">mirum</w>; <w id="4226528">nihil</w> <w id="4226529">enim</w>
<w id="4226530">altum</w>, <w id="4226532">nihil</w> <w id="4226533">magnificum</w> <w id="4226534">ac</w> <w id="4226535">divinum</w> <w id="4226536">suspicere</w> <w id="4226537">possunt</w>,
<w id="4226539">qui</w> <w id="4226540">suas</w> <w id="4226541">omnis</w> <w id="4226542">cogitationes</w> <w id="4226543">abiecerunt</w> <w id="4226544">in</w> <w id="4226545">rem</w> <w id="4226546">tam</w>
<w id="4226547">humilem</w> <w id="4226548">tamque</w> <w id="4226549">contemptam</w>. <reg><w id="4226551">quam</w></reg> <w id="4226552">ob</w> <w id="4226553">rem</w> <w id="4226554">hos</w>
<w id="4226555">quidem</w> <w id="4226556">ab</w> <w id="4226557">hoc</w> <w id="4226558">sermone</w> <w id="4226559">removeamus</w>, <w id="4226561">ipsi</w> <w id="4226562">autem</w>
<w id="4226563">intellegamus</w> <w id="4226564">natura</w> <w id="4226565">gigni</w> <w id="4226566">sensum</w> <w id="4226567">diligendi</w> <w id="4226568">et</w> <w id="4226569">benevolentiae</w> <w id="4226570">caritatem</w> <w id="4226571">facta</w> <w id="4226572">significatione</w> <w id="4226573">probitatis</w>,
<w id="4226575">quam</w> <w id="4226576">qui</w> <w id="4226577">appetiverunt</w>, <w id="4226579">applicant</w> <w id="4226580">sese</w> <w id="4226581">et</w> <w id="4226582">propius</w>
<w id="4226583">admovent</w>, <w id="4226585">ut</w> <w id="4226586">et</w> <w id="4226587">usu</w> <w id="4226588">eius</w>, <w id="4226590">quem</w> <w id="4226591">diligere</w> <w id="4226592">coeperunt</w>,
<w id="4226594">fruantur</w> <w id="4226595">et</w> <w id="4226596">moribus</w>, <w id="4226598">sintque</w> <w id="4226599">pares</w> <w id="4226600">in</w> <w id="4226601">amore</w> <w id="4226602">et</w>
<w id="4226603">aequales</w> <w id="4226604">propensioresque</w> <w id="4226605">ad</w> <w id="4226606">bene</w> <w id="4226607">merendum</w> <w id="4226608">quam</w>
<w id="4226609">ad</w> <w id="4226610">reposcendum</w>, <w id="4226612">atque</w> <w id="4226613">haec</w> <w id="4226614">inter</w> <w id="4226615">eos</w> <w id="4226616">sit</w> <w id="4226617">honesta</w>

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<w id="4226618">certatio</w>. <name><w id="4226620">Sic</w></name> <w id="4226621">et</w> <w id="4226622">utilitates</w> <w id="4226623">ex</w> <w id="4226624">amicitia</w> <w id="4226625">maximae</w>
<w id="4226626">capientur</w>, <w id="4226628">et</w> <w id="4226629">erit</w> <w id="4226630">eius</w> <w id="4226631">ortus</w> <w id="4226632">a</w> <w id="4226633">natura</w> <w id="4226634">quam</w> <w id="4226635">ab</w> <w id="4226636">imbecillitate</w> <w id="4226637">gravior</w> <w id="4226638">et</w> <w id="4226639">verior</w>. <reg><w id="4226641">nam</w></reg> <w id="4226642">si</w> <w id="4226643">utilitas</w> <w id="4226644">conglutinaret</w> <w id="4226645">amicitias</w>, <w id="4226647">eadem</w> <w id="4226648">commutata</w> <w id="4226649">dissolveret</w>; <w id="4226651">sed</w>
<w id="4226652">quia</w> <w id="4226653">natura</w> <w id="4226654">mutari</w> <w id="4226655">non</w> <w id="4226656">potest</w>, <w id="4226658">idcirco</w> <w id="4226659">verae</w> <w id="4226660">amicitiae</w>
<w id="4226661">sempiternae</w> <w id="4226662">sunt</w>.</p>
<p><reg><w id="4226664">ortum</w></reg> <w id="4226665">quidem</w> <w id="4226666">amicitiae</w> <w id="4226667">videtis</w>, <w id="4226669">nisi</w> <w id="4226670">quid</w> <w id="4226671">ad</w> <w id="4226672">haec</w>
<w id="4226673">forte</w> <w id="4226674">vultis</w>.</p>
<p><w id="4226676">FANNIUS</w>. <w id="4226678">Tu</w> <w id="4226679">vero</w> <w id="4226680">perge</w>, <w id="4226682">Laeli</w>! <reg><w id="4226683">pro</w></reg> <w id="4226684">hoc</w> <w id="4226685">enim</w>,
<w id="4226687">qui</w> <w id="4226688">minor</w> <w id="4226689">est</w> <w id="4226690">natu</w>, <w id="4226692">meo</w> <w id="4226693">iure</w> <w id="4226694">respondeo</w>.</p>
<p><milestone unit="section" n="33" /><w id="4226696">SCAEVOLA</w>. <w id="4226698">Recte</w> <w id="4226699">tu</w> <w id="4226700">quidem</w>: <w id="4226701">quam</w> <w id="4226702">ob</w> <w id="4226703">rem</w>
<w id="4226704">audiamus</w>.</p>
<p><milestone unit="chapter" n="10" /><w id="4226706">LAELIUS</w>. <w id="4226708">Audite</w> <w id="4226709">vero</w>, <w id="4226711">optimi</w> <w id="4226712">viri</w>, <w id="4226714">ea</w> <w id="4226715">quae</w>
<w id="4226716">saepissime</w> <w id="4226717">inter</w> <w id="4226718">me</w> <w id="4226719">et</w> <w id="4226720">Scipionem</w> <w id="4226721">de</w> <w id="4226722">amicitia</w> <w id="4226723">disserebantur</w>. <reg><w id="4226725">quamquam</w></reg> <w id="4226726">ille</w> <w id="4226727">quidem</w> <w id="4226728">nihil</w> <w id="4226729">difficilius</w> <w id="4226730">esse</w>
<w id="4226731">dicebat</w> <w id="4226732">quam</w> <w id="4226733">amicitiam</w> <w id="4226734">usque</w> <w id="4226735">ad</w> <w id="4226736">extremum</w> <w id="4226737">vitae</w>
<w id="4226738">diem</w> <w id="4226739">permanere</w>: <w id="4226740">nam</w> <w id="4226741">vel</w> <w id="4226742">ut</w> <w id="4226743">non</w> <w id="4226744">idem</w> <w id="4226745">expediret</w>
<w id="4226746">incidere</w> <w id="4226747">saepe</w>, <w id="4226749">vel</w> <w id="4226750">ut</w> <w id="4226751">de</w> <w id="4226752">re</w> <w id="4226753">publica</w> <w id="4226754">non</w> <w id="4226755">idem</w> <w id="4226756">sentiretur</w>; <w id="4226758">mutari</w> <w id="4226759">etiam</w> <w id="4226760">mores</w> <corr sic="horinum"><w id="4226761">hominum</w></corr> <w id="4226762">saepe</w> <w id="4226763">dicebat</w>,
<w id="4226765">alias</w> <w id="4226766">adversis</w> <w id="4226767">rebus</w>, <w id="4226769">alias</w> <w id="4226770">aetate</w> <w id="4226771">ingravescente</w>.
<reg><w id="4226773">atque</w></reg> <w id="4226774">earum</w> <w id="4226775">rerum</w> <w id="4226776">exemplum</w> <w id="4226777">ex</w> <w id="4226778">similitudine</w>
<w id="4226779">capiebat</w> <w id="4226780">ineuntis</w> <w id="4226781">aetatis</w>, <w id="4226783">quod</w> <w id="4226784">summi</w> <w id="4226785">puerorum</w>
<w id="4226786">amores</w> <w id="4226787">saepe</w> <w id="4226788">una</w> <w id="4226789">cum</w> <w id="4226790">praetexta</w> <w id="4226791">toga</w> <w id="4226792">deponerentur</w>;
<milestone unit="section" n="34" /><w id="4226794">sin</w> <w id="4226795">autem</w> <w id="4226796">ad</w> <w id="4226797">adulescentiam</w> <w id="4226798">perduxissent</w>, <w id="4226800">dirimi</w>
<w id="4226801">tamen</w> <w id="4226802">interdum</w> <w id="4226803">contentione</w> <w id="4226804">vel</w> <w id="4226805">uxoriae</w> <w id="4226806">condicionis</w>
<w id="4226807">vel</w> <w id="4226808">commodi</w> <w id="4226809">alicuius</w>, <w id="4226811">quod</w> <w id="4226812">idem</w> <w id="4226813">adipisci</w> <w id="4226814">uterque</w>

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<w id="4226815">non</w> <w id="4226816">posset</w>. <reg><w id="4226818">quod</w></reg> <w id="4226819">si</w> <w id="4226820">qui</w> <w id="4226821">longius</w> <w id="4226822">in</w> <w id="4226823">amicitia</w> <w id="4226824">provecti</w>
<w id="4226825">essent</w>, <w id="4226827">tamen</w> <w id="4226828">saepe</w> <w id="4226829">labefactari</w>, <w id="4226831">si</w> <w id="4226832">in</w> <w id="4226833">honoris</w> <w id="4226834">contentionem</w> <w id="4226835">incidissent</w>; <w id="4226837">pestem</w> <w id="4226838">enim</w> <w id="4226839">nullam</w> <w id="4226840">maiorem</w>
<w id="4226841">esse</w> <w id="4226842">amicitiis</w> <w id="4226843">quam</w> <w id="4226844">in</w> <w id="4226845">plerisque</w> <w id="4226846">pecuniae</w> <w id="4226847">cupiditatem</w>, <w id="4226849">in</w> <w id="4226850">optimis</w> <w id="4226851">quibusque</w> <w id="4226852">honoris</w> <w id="4226853">certamen</w> <w id="4226854">et</w>
<w id="4226855">gloriae</w>, <w id="4226857">ex</w> <w id="4226858">quo</w> <w id="4226859">inimicitias</w> <w id="4226860">maximas</w> <w id="4226861">saepe</w> <w id="4226862">inter</w>
<w id="4226863">amicissimos</w> <w id="4226864">exstitisse</w>.</p>
<p><milestone unit="section" n="35" /><reg><w id="4226866">magna</w></reg> <w id="4226867">etiam</w> <w id="4226868">discidia</w> <w id="4226869">et</w> <w id="4226870">plerumque</w> <w id="4226871">iusta</w> <w id="4226872">nasci</w>,
<w id="4226874">cum</w> <w id="4226875">aliquid</w> <w id="4226876">ab</w> <w id="4226877">amicis</w> <w id="4226878">quod</w> <w id="4226879">rectum</w> <w id="4226880">non</w> <w id="4226881">esset</w> <w id="4226882">postularetur</w>, <w id="4226884">ut</w> <w id="4226885">aut</w> <w id="4226886">libidinis</w> <w id="4226887">ministri</w> <w id="4226888">aut</w> <w id="4226889">adiutores</w> <w id="4226890">essent</w>
<w id="4226891">ad</w> <w id="4226892">iniuriam</w>, <w id="4226894">quod</w> <w id="4226895">qui</w> <w id="4226896">recusarent</w>, <w id="4226898">quamvis</w> <w id="4226899">honeste</w>
<w id="4226900">id</w> <w id="4226901">facerent</w>, <w id="4226903">ius</w> <w id="4226904">tamen</w> <w id="4226905">amicitiae</w> <w id="4226906">deserere</w> <w id="4226907">arguerentur</w>
<w id="4226908">ab</w> <w id="4226909">eis</w>, <w id="4226911">quibus</w> <w id="4226912">obsequi</w> <w id="4226913">nollent</w>; <w id="4226915">illos</w> <w id="4226916">autem</w>, <w id="4226918">qui</w>
<w id="4226919">quidvis</w> <w id="4226920">ab</w> <w id="4226921">amico</w> <w id="4226922">auderent</w> <w id="4226923">postulare</w>, <w id="4226925">postulatione</w>
<w id="4226926">ipsa</w> <w id="4226927">profiteri</w> <w id="4226928">omnia</w> <w id="4226929">se</w> <w id="4226930">amici</w> <w id="4226931">causa</w> <w id="4226932">esse</w> <w id="4226933">facturos</w>.
<reg><w id="4226935">eorum</w></reg> <w id="4226936">querella</w> <w id="4226937">inveterata</w> <w id="4226938">non</w> <w id="4226939">modo</w> <w id="4226940">familiaritates</w>
<w id="4226941">exstingui</w> <w id="4226942">solere</w>, <w id="4226944">sed</w> <w id="4226945">odia</w> <w id="4226946">etiam</w> <w id="4226947">gigni</w> <w id="4226948">sempiterna</w>.
<reg><w id="4226950">haec</w></reg> <w id="4226951">ita</w> <w id="4226952">multa</w> <w id="4226953">quasi</w> <w id="4226954">fata</w> <w id="4226955">impendere</w> <w id="4226956">amicitiis</w>, <w id="4226958">ut</w>
<w id="4226959">omnia</w> <w id="4226960">subterfugere</w> <w id="4226961">non</w> <w id="4226962">modo</w> <w id="4226963">sapientiae</w>, <w id="4226965">sed</w> <w id="4226966">etiam</w>
<w id="4226967">felicitatis</w> <w id="4226968">diceret</w> <w id="4226969">sibi</w> <w id="4226970">videri</w>.</p>
<p><milestone unit="section" n="36" /><milestone unit="chapter" n="11" /><reg><w id="4226972">quam</w></reg> <w id="4226973">ob</w> <w id="4226974">rem</w> <w id="4226975">id</w> <w id="4226976">primum</w> <w id="4226977">videamus</w>, <w id="4226979">si</w> <w id="4226980">placet</w>,
<w id="4226982">quatenus</w> <w id="4226983">amor</w> <w id="4226984">in</w> <w id="4226985">amicitia</w> <w id="4226986">progredi</w> <w id="4226987">debeat</w>. <reg><w id="4226989">numne</w></reg>,
<w id="4226991">si</w> <w id="4226992">Coriolanus</w> <w id="4226993">habuit</w> <w id="4226994">amicos</w>, <w id="4226996">ferre</w> <w id="4226997">contra</w> <w id="4226998">patriam</w>
<w id="4226999">arma</w> <w id="4227000">illi</w> <w id="4227001">cum</w> <w id="4227002">Coriolano</w> <w id="4227003">debuerunt</w>? <reg><w id="4227004">num</w></reg> <w id="4227005">Vecellinum</w> <w id="4227006">amici</w> <w id="4227007">regnum</w> <w id="4227008">appetentem</w>, <w id="4227010">num</w> <w id="4227011">Maelium</w>
<w id="4227012">debuerunt</w> <w id="4227013">iuvare</w>?<milestone unit="section" n="37" /> <reg><w id="4227014">tiberium</w></reg> <w id="4227015">quidem</w> <w id="4227016">Gracchum</w>

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<w id="4227017">rem</w> <w id="4227018">publicam</w> <w id="4227019">vexantem</w> <w id="4227020">a</w> <w id="4227021">Q</w>. <w id="4227023">Tuberone</w> <w id="4227024">aequalibusque</w> <w id="4227025">amicis</w> <w id="4227026">derelictum</w> <w id="4227027">videbamus</w>. <name><w id="4227029">At</w></name> <w id="4227030">C</w>. <w id="4227032">Blossius</w>
<w id="4227033">Cumanus</w>, <w id="4227035">hospes</w> <w id="4227036">familiae</w> <w id="4227037">vestrae</w>, <w id="4227039">Scaevola</w>, <w id="4227041">cum</w>
<w id="4227042">ad</w> <w id="4227043">me</w>, <w id="4227045">quod</w> <w id="4227046">aderam</w> <w id="4227047">Laenati</w> <w id="4227048">et</w> <w id="4227049">Rupilio</w> <w id="4227050">consulibus</w>
<w id="4227051">in</w> <w id="4227052">consilio</w>, <w id="4227054">deprecatum</w> <w id="4227055">venisset</w>, <w id="4227057">hanc</w> <w id="4227058">ut</w> <w id="4227059">sibi</w> <w id="4227060">ignoscerem</w> <w id="4227061">causam</w> <w id="4227062">afferebat</w>, <w id="4227064">quod</w> <w id="4227065">tanti</w> <corr sic="Ti"><w id="4227066">Tib</w></corr>. <w id="4227068">Gracchum</w>
<w id="4227069">fecisset</w>, <w id="4227071">ut</w> <w id="4227072">quidquid</w> <w id="4227073">ille</w> <w id="4227074">vellet</w> <w id="4227075">sibi</w> <w id="4227076">faciendum</w>
<w id="4227077">putaret</w>. <reg><w id="4227079">tum</w></reg> <w id="4227080">ego</w>, <quote><w id="4227082">etiamne</w>,</quote> <w id="4227084">inquam</w>, <quote><w id="4227086">si</w> <w id="4227087">te</w> <w id="4227088">in</w>
<w id="4227089">Capitolium</w> <w id="4227090">faces</w> <w id="4227091">ferre</w> <w id="4227092">vellet</w>?</quote> <quote><reg><w id="4227093">numquam</w></reg> <w id="4227094">voluisset</w>
<w id="4227095">id</w> <w id="4227096">quidem</w>, <w id="4227098">sed</w>, <w id="4227100">si</w> <w id="4227101">voluisset</w>, <w id="4227103">paruissem</w>.</quote> <reg><w id="4227105">videtis</w></reg>,
<w id="4227107">quam</w> <w id="4227108">nefaria</w> <w id="4227109">vox</w>. <reg><w id="4227111">et</w></reg> <w id="4227112">hercule</w> <w id="4227113">ita</w> <w id="4227114">fecit</w>, <w id="4227116">vel</w> <w id="4227117">plus</w>
<w id="4227118">etiam</w> <w id="4227119">quam</w> <w id="4227120">dixit</w>; <w id="4227122">non</w> <w id="4227123">enim</w> <w id="4227124">paruit</w> <w id="4227125">ille</w> <corr sic="Ti"><w id="4227126">Tib</w></corr>. <w id="4227128">Gracchi</w>
<w id="4227129">temeritati</w>, <w id="4227131">sed</w> <w id="4227132">praefuit</w>, <w id="4227134">nec</w> <w id="4227135">se</w> <w id="4227136">comitem</w> <w id="4227137">illius</w> <w id="4227138">furoris</w>,
<w id="4227140">sed</w> <w id="4227141">ducem</w> <w id="4227142">praebuit</w>. <reg><w id="4227144">itaque</w></reg> <w id="4227145">hac</w> <w id="4227146">amentia</w>, <w id="4227148">quaestione</w> <w id="4227149">nova</w> <w id="4227150">perterritus</w>, <w id="4227152">in</w> <w id="4227153">Asiam</w> <w id="4227154">profugit</w>, <w id="4227156">ad</w> <w id="4227157">hostis</w>
<w id="4227158">se</w> <w id="4227159">contulit</w>, <w id="4227161">poenas</w> <w id="4227162">rei</w> <w id="4227163">publicae</w> <w id="4227164">gravis</w> <w id="4227165">iustasque</w>
<w id="4227166">persolvit</w>.</p>
<p><reg><w id="4227168">nulla</w></reg> <w id="4227169">est</w> <w id="4227170">igitur</w> <w id="4227171">excusatio</w> <w id="4227172">peccati</w>, <w id="4227174">si</w> <w id="4227175">amici</w> <w id="4227176">causa</w>
<w id="4227177">peccaveris</w>; <w id="4227179">nam</w>, <w id="4227181">cum</w> <w id="4227182">conciliatrix</w> <w id="4227183">amicitiae</w> <w id="4227184">virtutis</w>
<w id="4227185">opinio</w> <w id="4227186">fuerit</w>, <w id="4227188">difficile</w> <w id="4227189">est</w> <w id="4227190">amicitiam</w> <w id="4227191">manere</w>, <w id="4227193">si</w> <w id="4227194">a</w>
<w id="4227195">virtute</w> <w id="4227196">defeceris</w>.<milestone unit="section" n="38" /> <reg><w id="4227198">quod</w></reg> <w id="4227199">si</w> <w id="4227200">rectum</w> <w id="4227201">statuerimus</w> <w id="4227202">vel</w>
<w id="4227203">concedere</w> <w id="4227204">amicis</w> <w id="4227205">quidquid</w> <w id="4227206">velint</w> <w id="4227207">vel</w> <w id="4227208">impetrare</w> <w id="4227209">ab</w>
<w id="4227210">eis</w> <w id="4227211">quidquid</w> <w id="4227212">velimus</w>, <w id="4227214">perfecta</w> <w id="4227215">quidem</w> <w id="4227216">sapientia</w> <w id="4227217">si</w>
<w id="4227218">simus</w>, <w id="4227220">nihil</w> <w id="4227221">habeat</w> <w id="4227222">res</w> <w id="4227223">viti</w>; <w id="4227225">sed</w> <w id="4227226">loquimur</w> <w id="4227227">de</w> <w id="4227228">eis</w>
<w id="4227229">amicis</w> <w id="4227230">qui</w> <w id="4227231">ante</w> <w id="4227232">oculos</w> <w id="4227233">sunt</w>, <w id="4227235">quos</w> <w id="4227236">videmus</w><ref id="n5" target="ref5" /> <w id="4227237">aut</w> <w id="4227238">de</w>
<w id="4227239">quibus</w> <w id="4227240">memoriam</w> <w id="4227241">accepimus</w>, <w id="4227243">quos</w> <w id="4227244">novit</w> <w id="4227245">vita</w> <w id="4227246">com</w>-

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<w id="4227247">munis</w>. <reg><w id="4227249">ex</w></reg> <w id="4227250">hoc</w> <w id="4227251">numero</w> <w id="4227252">nobis</w> <w id="4227253">exempla</w> <w id="4227254">sumenda</w>
<w id="4227255">sunt</w>, <w id="4227257">et</w> <w id="4227258">eorum</w> <w id="4227259">quidem</w> <w id="4227260">maxime</w>, <w id="4227262">qui</w> <w id="4227263">ad</w> <w id="4227264">sapientiam</w>
<w id="4227265">proxime</w> <w id="4227266">accedunt</w>.<milestone unit="section" n="39" /> <reg><w id="4227268">videmus</w></reg> <w id="4227269">Papum</w> <w id="4227270">Aemilium</w> <w id="4227271">C</w>.
<w id="4227273">Luscino</w> <w id="4227274">familiarem</w> <w id="4227275">fuisse</w> (<w id="4227276">sic</w> <w id="4227277">a</w> <w id="4227278">patribus</w> <w id="4227279">accepimus</w>)
<w id="4227280">bis</w> <w id="4227281">una</w> <w id="4227282">consules</w>, <w id="4227284">collegas</w> <w id="4227285">in</w> <w id="4227286">censura</w>; <w id="4227288">tum</w> <w id="4227289">et</w> <w id="4227290">cum</w>
<w id="4227291">eis</w> <w id="4227292">et</w> <w id="4227293">inter</w> <w id="4227294">se</w> <w id="4227295">coniunctissimos</w> <w id="4227296">fuisse</w> <w id="4227297">M</w>'. <w id="4227299">Curium</w>, <corr sic="Ti"><w id="4227301">Tib</w></corr>.
<w id="4227303">Coruncanium</w> <w id="4227304">memoriae</w> <w id="4227305">proditum</w> <w id="4227306">est</w>. <reg><w id="4227308">igitur</w></reg> <w id="4227309">ne</w>
<w id="4227310">suspicari</w> <w id="4227311">quidem</w> <w id="4227312">possumus</w> <w id="4227313">quemquam</w> <w id="4227314">horum</w> <w id="4227315">ab</w>
<w id="4227316">amico</w> <w id="4227317">quidpiam</w> <w id="4227318">contendisse</w>, <w id="4227320">quod</w> <w id="4227321">contra</w> <w id="4227322">fidem</w>.
<w id="4227324">contra</w> <w id="4227325">ius</w> <w id="4227326">iurandum</w>, <w id="4227328">contra</w> <w id="4227329">rem</w> <w id="4227330">publicam</w> <w id="4227331">esset</w>.
<reg><w id="4227333">nam</w></reg> <w id="4227334">hoc</w> <w id="4227335">quidem</w> <w id="4227336">in</w> <w id="4227337">talibus</w> <w id="4227338">viris</w> <w id="4227339">quid</w> <w id="4227340">attinet</w> <w id="4227341">dicere</w>,
<w id="4227343">si</w> <w id="4227344">contendisset</w> <w id="4227345">impetraturum</w> <w id="4227346">non</w> <w id="4227347">fuisse</w>, <w id="4227349">cum</w> <w id="4227350">illi</w>
<w id="4227351">sanctissimi</w> <w id="4227352">viri</w> <w id="4227353">fuerint</w>, <w id="4227355">aeque</w> <w id="4227356">autem</w> <w id="4227357">nefas</w> <w id="4227358">sit</w> <w id="4227359">tale</w>
<w id="4227360">aliquid</w> <w id="4227361">et</w> <w id="4227362">facere</w> <w id="4227363">rogatum</w> <w id="4227364">et</w> <w id="4227365">rogare</w>? <name><w id="4227366">At</w></name> <w id="4227367">vero</w> <corr sic="Ti"><w id="4227368">Tib</w></corr>.
<w id="4227370">Gracchum</w> <w id="4227371">sequebantur</w> <w id="4227372">C</w>. <w id="4227374">Carbo</w>, <w id="4227376">C</w>. <w id="4227378">Cato</w>, <w id="4227380">et</w> <w id="4227381">minime</w>
<w id="4227382">tum</w> <w id="4227383">quidem</w> <w id="4227384">Gaius</w> <w id="4227385">frater</w>, <w id="4227387">nunc</w> <w id="4227388">idem</w> <w id="4227389">acerrimus</w>.</p>
<p><milestone unit="section" n="40" /><milestone unit="chapter" n="12" /><reg><w id="4227391">haec</w></reg> <w id="4227392">igitur</w> <w id="4227393">lex</w> <w id="4227394">in</w> <w id="4227395">amicitia</w> <w id="4227396">sanciatur</w>, <w id="4227398">ut</w>
<w id="4227399">neque</w> <w id="4227400">rogemus</w> <w id="4227401">res</w> <w id="4227402">turpis</w> <w id="4227403">nec</w> <w id="4227404">faciamus</w> <w id="4227405">rogati</w>.
<reg><w id="4227407">turpis</w></reg> <w id="4227408">enim</w> <w id="4227409">excusatio</w> <w id="4227410">est</w> <w id="4227411">et</w> <w id="4227412">minime</w> <w id="4227413">accipienda</w> <w id="4227414">cum</w>
<w id="4227415">in</w> <w id="4227416">ceteris</w> <w id="4227417">peccatis</w>, <w id="4227419">tum</w> <w id="4227420">si</w> <w id="4227421">quis</w> <w id="4227422">contra</w> <w id="4227423">rem</w> <w id="4227424">publicam</w>
<hi rend="italics"><w id="4227425">se</w></hi> <w id="4227426">amici</w> <w id="4227427">causa</w> <w id="4227428">fecisse</w> <w id="4227429">fateatur</w>. <reg><w id="4227431">etenim</w></reg> <w id="4227432">eo</w> <w id="4227433">loco</w>,
<w id="4227435">Fanni</w> <w id="4227436">et</w> <w id="4227437">Scaevola</w>, <w id="4227439">locati</w> <w id="4227440">sumus</w>, <w id="4227442">ut</w> <w id="4227443">nos</w> <w id="4227444">longe</w> <w id="4227445">prospicere</w> <w id="4227446">oporteat</w> <w id="4227447">futuros</w> <w id="4227448">casus</w> <w id="4227449">rei</w> <w id="4227450">publicae</w>. <reg><w id="4227452">deflexit</w></reg>
<w id="4227453">iam</w> <w id="4227454">aliquantulum</w> <w id="4227455">de</w> <w id="4227456">spatio</w> <w id="4227457">curriculoque</w> <w id="4227458">consuetudo</w>

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<w id="4227459">maiorum</w>.<milestone unit="section" n="41" /> <name><corr sic="Ti"><w id="4227461">Tib</w></corr></name>. <w id="4227463">Gracchus</w> <w id="4227464">regnum</w> <w id="4227465">occupare</w> <w id="4227466">conatus</w>
<w id="4227467">est</w>, <w id="4227469">vel</w> <w id="4227470">regnavit</w> <w id="4227471">is</w> <w id="4227472">quidem</w> <w id="4227473">paucos</w> <w id="4227474">menses</w>. <reg><w id="4227476">num</w></reg>
<w id="4227477">quid</w> <w id="4227478">simile</w> <w id="4227479">populus</w> <w id="4227480">Romanus</w> <w id="4227481">audierat</w> <w id="4227482">aut</w> <w id="4227483">viderat</w>?
<reg><w id="4227484">hunc</w></reg> <w id="4227485">etiam</w> <w id="4227486">post</w> <w id="4227487">mortem</w> <w id="4227488">secuti</w> <w id="4227489">amici</w> <w id="4227490">et</w> <w id="4227491">propinqui</w>
<w id="4227492">quid</w> <w id="4227493">in</w> <w id="4227494">P</w>. <w id="4227496">Scipione</w> <w id="4227497">effecerint</w>, <w id="4227499">sine</w> <w id="4227500">lacrimis</w> <w id="4227501">non</w> <w id="4227502">queo</w>
<w id="4227503">dicere</w>. <reg><w id="4227505">nam</w></reg> <w id="4227506">Carbonem</w>, <w id="4227508">quocumque</w> <w id="4227509">modo</w> <w id="4227510">potuimus</w>,
<w id="4227512">propter</w> <w id="4227513">recentem</w> <w id="4227514">poenam</w> <corr sic="Ti"><w id="4227515">Tib</w></corr>. <w id="4227517">Gracchi</w> <w id="4227518">sustinuimus</w>.
<name><w id="4227520">De</w></name> <w id="4227521">C</w>. <w id="4227523">Gracchi</w> <w id="4227524">autem</w> <w id="4227525">tribunatu</w> <w id="4227526">quid</w> <w id="4227527">exspectem</w> <w id="4227528">non</w>
<w id="4227529">libet</w> <w id="4227530">augurari</w>; <w id="4227532">serpit</w> <w id="4227533">deinde</w> <w id="4227534">res</w>,<ref id="n6" target="ref6" /> <w id="4227536">quae</w> <w id="4227537">proclivis</w>
<w id="4227538">ad</w> <w id="4227539">perniciem</w>, <w id="4227541">cum</w> <w id="4227542">semel</w> <w id="4227543">coepit</w>, <w id="4227545">labitur</w>. <reg><w id="4227547">videtis</w></reg>
<w id="4227548">in</w> <w id="4227549">tabella</w> <w id="4227550">iam</w> <w id="4227551">ante</w> <w id="4227552">quanta</w> <w id="4227553">sit</w> <w id="4227554">facta</w> <w id="4227555">labes</w>, <w id="4227557">primo</w>
<w id="4227558">Gabinia</w> <w id="4227559">lege</w>, <w id="4227561">biennio</w> <w id="4227562">autem</w> <w id="4227563">post</w> <w id="4227564">Cassia</w>. <reg><w id="4227566">videre</w></reg>
<w id="4227567">iam</w> <w id="4227568">videor</w> <w id="4227569">populum</w> <w id="4227570">a</w> <w id="4227571">senatu</w> <w id="4227572">disiunctum</w>, <w id="4227574">multitudinis</w> <w id="4227575">arbitrio</w> <w id="4227576">res</w> <w id="4227577">maximas</w> <w id="4227578">agi</w>. <reg><w id="4227580">plures</w></reg> <w id="4227581">enim</w> <w id="4227582">discent</w>
<w id="4227583">quem</w> <w id="4227584">ad</w> <w id="4227585">modum</w> <w id="4227586">haec</w> <w id="4227587">fiant</w>, <w id="4227589">quam</w> <w id="4227590">quem</w> <w id="4227591">ad</w> <w id="4227592">modum</w>
<w id="4227593">his</w> <w id="4227594">resistatur</w>.</p>
<p><milestone unit="section" n="42" /><reg><w id="4227596">quorsum</w></reg> <w id="4227597">haec</w>? <reg><w id="4227598">quia</w></reg> <w id="4227599">sine</w> <w id="4227600">sociis</w> <w id="4227601">nemo</w> <w id="4227602">quicquam</w>

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<w id="4227603">tale</w> <w id="4227604">conatur</w>. <reg><w id="4227606">praecipiendum</w></reg> <w id="4227607">est</w> <w id="4227608">igitur</w> <w id="4227609">bonis</w>, <w id="4227611">ut</w>;
<w id="4227613">si</w> <w id="4227614">in</w> <w id="4227615">eius</w> <w id="4227616">modi</w> <w id="4227617">amicitias</w> <w id="4227618">ignari</w> <w id="4227619">casu</w> <w id="4227620">aliquo</w> <w id="4227621">inciderint</w>,
<w id="4227623">ne</w> <w id="4227624">existiment</w> <w id="4227625">ita</w> <w id="4227626">se</w> <w id="4227627">alligatos</w>, <w id="4227629">ut</w> <w id="4227630">ab</w> <w id="4227631">amicis</w> <w id="4227632">in</w> <w id="4227633">magna</w>
<w id="4227634">aliqua</w> <w id="4227635">re</w> <w id="4227636">publica</w> <w id="4227637">peccantibus</w> <w id="4227638">non</w> <w id="4227639">discedant</w>; <w id="4227641">improbis</w> <w id="4227642">autem</w> <w id="4227643">poena</w> <w id="4227644">statuenda</w> <w id="4227645">est</w>, <w id="4227647">nec</w> <w id="4227648">vero</w> <w id="4227649">minor</w>
<w id="4227650">eis</w> <w id="4227651">qui</w> <w id="4227652">secuti</w> <w id="4227653">erunt</w> <w id="4227654">alterum</w>, <w id="4227656">quam</w> <w id="4227657">eis</w> <w id="4227658">qui</w> <w id="4227659">ipsi</w> <w id="4227660">fuerint</w>
<w id="4227661">impietatis</w> <w id="4227662">duces</w>. <reg><w id="4227664">quis</w></reg> <w id="4227665">clarior</w> <w id="4227666">in</w> <w id="4227667">Graecia</w> <w id="4227668">Themistocle</w>, <w id="4227670">quis</w> <w id="4227671">potentior</w>? <reg><w id="4227672">qui</w></reg> <w id="4227673">cum</w> <w id="4227674">imperator</w> <w id="4227675">bello</w>
<w id="4227676">Persico</w> <w id="4227677">servitute</w> <w id="4227678">Graeciam</w> <w id="4227679">liberavisset</w> <w id="4227680">propterque</w>
<w id="4227681">invidiam</w> <w id="4227682">in</w> <w id="4227683">exsilium</w> <w id="4227684">expulsus</w> <w id="4227685">esset</w>, <w id="4227687">ingratae</w> <w id="4227688">patriae</w>
<w id="4227689">iniuriam</w> <w id="4227690">non</w> <w id="4227691">tulit</w>, <w id="4227693">quam</w> <w id="4227694">ferre</w> <w id="4227695">debuit</w>: <w id="4227696">fecit</w> <w id="4227697">idem</w>
<w id="4227698">quod</w> <w id="4227699">viginti</w> <w id="4227700">annis</w> <w id="4227701">ante</w> <w id="4227702">apud</w> <w id="4227703">nos</w> <w id="4227704">fecerat</w> <w id="4227705">Coriolanus</w>.
<name><w id="4227707">His</w></name> <w id="4227708">adiutor</w> <w id="4227709">contra</w> <w id="4227710">patriam</w> <w id="4227711">inventus</w> <w id="4227712">est</w> <w id="4227713">nemo</w>;
<w id="4227715">itaque</w> <w id="4227716">mortem</w> <w id="4227717">sibi</w> <w id="4227718">uterque</w> <w id="4227719">conscivit</w>.<milestone unit="section" n="43" /> <reg><w id="4227721">qua</w></reg> <w id="4227722">re</w> <w id="4227723">talis</w>
<w id="4227724">improborum</w> <w id="4227725">consensio</w> <w id="4227726">non</w> <w id="4227727">modo</w> <w id="4227728">excusatione</w> <w id="4227729">amicitiae</w>
<w id="4227730">tegenda</w> <w id="4227731">non</w> <w id="4227732">est</w>, <w id="4227734">sed</w> <w id="4227735">potius</w> <w id="4227736">supplicio</w> <w id="4227737">omni</w> <w id="4227738">vindicanda</w> <w id="4227739">est</w>, <w id="4227741">ut</w> <w id="4227742">ne</w> <w id="4227743">quis</w> <w id="4227744">concessum</w> <w id="4227745">putet</w> <w id="4227746">amicum</w> <w id="4227747">vel</w>
<w id="4227748">bellum</w> <w id="4227749">patriae</w> <w id="4227750">inferentem</w> <w id="4227751">sequi</w>. <reg><w id="4227753">quod</w></reg> <w id="4227754">quidem</w>,
<w id="4227756">ut</w> <w id="4227757">res</w> <w id="4227758">ire</w> <w id="4227759">coepit</w>, <w id="4227761">haud</w> <w id="4227762">scio</w> <w id="4227763">an</w> <w id="4227764">aliquando</w> <w id="4227765">futurum</w> <w id="4227766">sit</w>;
<w id="4227768">mihi</w> <w id="4227769">autem</w> <w id="4227770">non</w> <w id="4227771">minori</w> <w id="4227772">curae</w> <w id="4227773">est</w>, <w id="4227775">qualis</w> <w id="4227776">res</w> <w id="4227777">publica</w>
<w id="4227778">post</w> <w id="4227779">mortem</w> <w id="4227780">meam</w> <w id="4227781">futura</w> <w id="4227782">sit</w>, <w id="4227784">quam</w> <w id="4227785">qualis</w> <w id="4227786">hodie</w> <w id="4227787">sit</w>.</p>
<p><milestone unit="section" n="44" /><milestone unit="chapter" n="13" /><reg><w id="4227789">haec</w></reg> <w id="4227790">igitur</w> <w id="4227791">prima</w> <w id="4227792">lex</w> <w id="4227793">amicitiae</w> <w id="4227794">sanciatur</w>,
<w id="4227796">ut</w> <w id="4227797">ab</w> <w id="4227798">amicis</w> <w id="4227799">honesta</w> <w id="4227800">petamus</w>, <w id="4227802">amicorum</w> <w id="4227803">causa</w>
<w id="4227804">honesta</w> <w id="4227805">faciamus</w>, <w id="4227807">ne</w> <w id="4227808">exspectemus</w> <w id="4227809">quidem</w> <w id="4227810">dum</w>

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<w id="4227811">rogemur</w>, <w id="4227813">studium</w> <w id="4227814">semper</w> <w id="4227815">adsit</w>, <w id="4227817">cunctatio</w> <w id="4227818">absit</w>,
<w id="4227820">consilium</w> <w id="4227821">verum</w> <w id="4227822">dare</w> <w id="4227823">audeamus</w> <w id="4227824">libere</w>, <w id="4227826">plurimum</w> <w id="4227827">in</w>
<w id="4227828">amicitia</w> <w id="4227829">amicorum</w> <w id="4227830">bene</w> <w id="4227831">suadentium</w> <w id="4227832">valeat</w> <w id="4227833">auctoritas</w>,
<w id="4227835">eaque</w> <w id="4227836">et</w> <w id="4227837">adhibeatur</w> <w id="4227838">ad</w> <w id="4227839">monendum</w> <w id="4227840">non</w> <w id="4227841">modo</w> <w id="4227842">aperte</w>,
<w id="4227844">sed</w> <w id="4227845">etiam</w> <w id="4227846">acriter</w>, <w id="4227848">si</w> <w id="4227849">res</w> <w id="4227850">postulabit</w>, <w id="4227852">et</w> <w id="4227853">adhibitae</w>
<w id="4227854">pareatur</w>.<milestone unit="section" n="45" /> <reg><w id="4227856">nam</w></reg> <w id="4227857">quibusdam</w>, <w id="4227859">quos</w> <w id="4227860">audio</w> <w id="4227861">sapientes</w>
<w id="4227862">habitos</w> <w id="4227863">in</w> <w id="4227864">Graecia</w>, <w id="4227866">placuisse</w> <w id="4227867">opinor</w> <w id="4227868">mirabilia</w> <w id="4227869">quaedam</w>—<w id="4227870">sed</w> <w id="4227871">nihil</w> <w id="4227872">est</w>, <w id="4227874">quod</w> <w id="4227875">illi</w> <w id="4227876">non</w> <w id="4227877">persequantur</w>
<w id="4227878">argutiis</w>—<w id="4227879">partim</w> <w id="4227880">fugiendas</w> <w id="4227881">esse</w> <w id="4227882">nimias</w> <w id="4227883">amicitias</w>,
<w id="4227885">ne</w> <w id="4227886">necesse</w> <w id="4227887">sit</w> <w id="4227888">unum</w> <w id="4227889">sollicitum</w> <w id="4227890">esse</w> <w id="4227891">pro</w> <w id="4227892">pluribus</w>;
<w id="4227894">satis</w> <w id="4227895">superque</w> <w id="4227896">esse</w> <w id="4227897">sibi</w> <w id="4227898">suarum</w> <w id="4227899">cuique</w> <w id="4227900">rerum</w>; <w id="4227902">alienis</w>
<w id="4227903">nimis</w> <w id="4227904">implicari</w> <w id="4227905">molestum</w> <w id="4227906">esse</w>; <w id="4227908">commodissimum</w>
<w id="4227909">esse</w> <w id="4227910">quam</w> <w id="4227911">laxissimas</w> <w id="4227912">habenas</w> <w id="4227913">habere</w> <w id="4227914">amicitiae</w>, <w id="4227916">quas</w>
<w id="4227917">vel</w> <w id="4227918">adducas</w> <w id="4227919">cum</w> <w id="4227920">velis</w> <w id="4227921">vel</w> <w id="4227922">remittas</w>; <w id="4227924">caput</w> <w id="4227925">enim</w> <w id="4227926">esse</w>
<w id="4227927">ad</w> <w id="4227928">beate</w> <w id="4227929">vivendum</w> <w id="4227930">securitatem</w>, <w id="4227932">qua</w> <w id="4227933">frui</w> <w id="4227934">non</w> <w id="4227935">possit</w>
<w id="4227936">animus</w>, <w id="4227938">si</w> <w id="4227939">tamquam</w> <w id="4227940">parturiat</w> <w id="4227941">unus</w> <w id="4227942">pro</w> <w id="4227943">pluribus</w>.</p>
<p><milestone unit="section" n="46" /><reg><w id="4227945">alios</w></reg> <w id="4227946">autem</w> <w id="4227947">dicere</w> <w id="4227948">aiunt</w> <w id="4227949">multo</w> <w id="4227950">etiam</w> <w id="4227951">inhumanius</w>,
<w id="4227953">quem</w> <w id="4227954">locum</w> <w id="4227955">breviter</w> <w id="4227956">paulo</w> <w id="4227957">ante</w> <w id="4227958">perstrinxi</w>, <w id="4227960">praesidi</w>
<w id="4227961">adiumentique</w> <w id="4227962">causa</w>, <w id="4227964">non</w> <w id="4227965">benevolentiae</w> <w id="4227966">neque</w> <w id="4227967">caritatis</w>
<w id="4227968">amicitias</w> <w id="4227969">esse</w> <w id="4227970">expetendas</w>; <w id="4227972">itaque</w> <w id="4227973">ut</w> <w id="4227974">quisque</w> <w id="4227975">minimum</w> <w id="4227976">firmitatis</w> <w id="4227977">haberet</w> <w id="4227978">minimumque</w> <w id="4227979">virium</w>, <w id="4227981">ita</w>
<w id="4227982">amicitias</w> <w id="4227983">appetere</w> <w id="4227984">maxime</w>: <w id="4227985">ex</w> <w id="4227986">eo</w> <w id="4227987">fieri</w> <w id="4227988">ut</w> <w id="4227989">mulierculae</w> <w id="4227990">magis</w> <w id="4227991">amicitiarum</w> <w id="4227992">praesidia</w> <w id="4227993">quaerant</w> <w id="4227994">quam</w>
<w id="4227995">viri</w>, <w id="4227997">et</w> <w id="4227998">inopes</w> <w id="4227999">quam</w> <w id="4228000">opulenti</w>, <w id="4228002">et</w> <w id="4228003">calamitosi</w> <w id="4228004">quam</w> <w id="4228005">ei</w>

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<w id="4228006">qui</w> <w id="4228007">putentur</w> <w id="4228008">beati</w>.<milestone unit="section" n="47" /> <w id="4228010">O</w> <w id="4228011">praeclaram</w> <w id="4228012">sapientiam</w>!
<reg><w id="4228013">solem</w></reg> <w id="4228014">enim</w> <w id="4228015">e</w> <w id="4228016">mundo</w> <w id="4228017">tollere</w> <w id="4228018">videntur</w> <w id="4228019">ei</w>, <w id="4228021">qui</w> <w id="4228022">amicitiam</w> <w id="4228023">e</w> <w id="4228024">vita</w> <w id="4228025">tollunt</w>, <w id="4228027">qua</w> <w id="4228028">nihil</w> <w id="4228029">a</w> <w id="4228030">dis</w> <w id="4228031">immortalibus</w> <w id="4228032">melius</w>
<w id="4228033">habemus</w>, <w id="4228035">nihil</w> <w id="4228036">iucundius</w>. <reg><w id="4228038">quae</w></reg> <w id="4228039">est</w> <w id="4228040">enim</w> <w id="4228041">ista</w>
<w id="4228042">securitas</w>? <reg><w id="4228043">specie</w></reg> <w id="4228044">quidem</w> <w id="4228045">blanda</w>, <w id="4228047">sed</w> <w id="4228048">reapse</w> <w id="4228049">multis</w>
<w id="4228050">locis</w> <w id="4228051">repudianda</w>. <reg><w id="4228053">neque</w></reg> <w id="4228054">enim</w> <w id="4228055">est</w> <w id="4228056">consentaneum</w>
<w id="4228057">ullam</w> <w id="4228058">honestam</w> <w id="4228059">rem</w> <w id="4228060">actionemve</w>, <w id="4228062">ne</w> <w id="4228063">sollicitus</w> <w id="4228064">sis</w>,
<w id="4228066">aut</w> <w id="4228067">non</w> <w id="4228068">suscipere</w> <w id="4228069">aut</w> <w id="4228070">susceptam</w> <w id="4228071">deponere</w>. <reg><w id="4228073">quod</w></reg>
<w id="4228074">si</w> <w id="4228075">curam</w> <w id="4228076">fugimus</w>, <w id="4228078">virtus</w> <w id="4228079">fugienda</w> <w id="4228080">est</w>, <w id="4228082">quae</w> <w id="4228083">necesse</w>
<w id="4228084">est</w> <w id="4228085">cum</w> <w id="4228086">aliqua</w> <w id="4228087">cura</w> <w id="4228088">res</w> <w id="4228089">sibi</w> <w id="4228090">contrarias</w> <w id="4228091">aspernetur</w>
<w id="4228092">atque</w> <w id="4228093">oderit</w>, <w id="4228095">ut</w> <w id="4228096">bonitas</w> <w id="4228097">malitiam</w>, <w id="4228099">temperantia</w>
<w id="4228100">libidinem</w>, <w id="4228102">ignaviam</w> <w id="4228103">fortitudo</w>. <reg><w id="4228105">itaque</w></reg> <w id="4228106">videas</w> <w id="4228107">rebus</w>
<w id="4228108">iniustis</w> <w id="4228109">iustos</w> <w id="4228110">maxime</w> <w id="4228111">dolere</w>, <w id="4228113">imbellibus</w> <w id="4228114">fortis</w>, <w id="4228116">flagitiosis</w> <w id="4228117">modestos</w>. <reg><w id="4228119">ergo</w></reg> <w id="4228120">hoc</w> <w id="4228121">proprium</w> <w id="4228122">est</w> <w id="4228123">animi</w> <w id="4228124">bene</w>
<w id="4228125">constituti</w>, <w id="4228127">et</w> <w id="4228128">laetari</w> <w id="4228129">bonis</w> <w id="4228130">rebus</w> <w id="4228131">et</w> <w id="4228132">dolere</w> <w id="4228133">contrariis</w>.</p>
<p><milestone unit="section" n="48" /><reg><w id="4228135">quam</w></reg> <w id="4228136">ob</w> <w id="4228137">rem</w> <w id="4228138">si</w> <w id="4228139">cadit</w> <w id="4228140">in</w> <w id="4228141">sapientem</w> <w id="4228142">animi</w> <w id="4228143">dolor</w>,
<w id="4228145">qui</w> <w id="4228146">profecto</w> <w id="4228147">cadit</w>, <w id="4228149">nisi</w> <w id="4228150">ex</w> <w id="4228151">eius</w> <w id="4228152">animo</w> <w id="4228153">exstirpatam</w>
<w id="4228154">humanitatem</w> <w id="4228155">arbitramur</w>, <w id="4228157">quae</w> <w id="4228158">causa</w> <w id="4228159">est</w> <w id="4228160">cur</w> <w id="4228161">amicitiam</w> <w id="4228162">funditus</w> <w id="4228163">tollamus</w> <w id="4228164">e</w> <w id="4228165">vita</w>, <w id="4228167">ne</w> <w id="4228168">aliquas</w> <w id="4228169">propter</w>
<w id="4228170">eam</w> <w id="4228171">suscipiamus</w> <w id="4228172">molestias</w>? <reg><w id="4228173">quid</w></reg> <w id="4228174">enim</w> <w id="4228175">interest</w>
<w id="4228176">motu</w> <w id="4228177">animi</w> <w id="4228178">sublato</w>, <w id="4228180">non</w> <w id="4228181">dico</w> <w id="4228182">inter</w> <w id="4228183">pecudem</w> <w id="4228184">et</w>
<w id="4228185">hominem</w>, <w id="4228187">sed</w> <w id="4228188">inter</w> <w id="4228189">hominem</w> <w id="4228190">et</w> <w id="4228191">truncum</w> <w id="4228192">aut</w> <w id="4228193">saxum</w>
<w id="4228194">aut</w> <w id="4228195">quidvis</w> <w id="4228196">generis</w> <w id="4228197">eiusdem</w>? <reg><w id="4228198">neque</w></reg> <w id="4228199">enim</w> <w id="4228200">sunt</w>
<w id="4228201">isti</w> <w id="4228202">audiendi</w>, <w id="4228204">qui</w> <w id="4228205">virtutem</w> <w id="4228206">duram</w> <w id="4228207">et</w> <w id="4228208">quasi</w> <w id="4228209">ferream</w>
<w id="4228210">esse</w> <w id="4228211">quandam</w> <w id="4228212">volunt</w>; <w id="4228214">quae</w> <w id="4228215">quidem</w> <w id="4228216">est</w> <w id="4228217">cum</w> <w id="4228218">multis</w>
<w id="4228219">in</w> <w id="4228220">rebus</w> <w id="4228221">tum</w> <w id="4228222">in</w> <w id="4228223">amicitia</w> <w id="4228224">tenera</w> <w id="4228225">atque</w> <w id="4228226">tractabilis</w>,
<w id="4228228">ut</w> <w id="4228229">et</w> <w id="4228230">bonis</w> <w id="4228231">amici</w> <w id="4228232">quasi</w> <w id="4228233">diffundatur</w> <w id="4228234">et</w> <w id="4228235">incommodis</w>

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<w id="4228236">contrahatur</w>. <reg><w id="4228238">quam</w></reg> <w id="4228239">ob</w> <w id="4228240">rem</w> <w id="4228241">angor</w> <w id="4228242">iste</w>, <w id="4228244">qui</w> <corr sic="prc"><w id="4228245">pro</w></corr>
<w id="4228246">amico</w> <w id="4228247">saepe</w> <w id="4228248">capiendus</w> <w id="4228249">est</w>, <w id="4228251">non</w> <w id="4228252">tantum</w> <w id="4228253">valet</w>, <w id="4228255">ut</w>
<w id="4228256">tollat</w> <w id="4228257">e</w> <w id="4228258">vita</w> <w id="4228259">amicitiam</w>, <w id="4228261">non</w> <w id="4228262">plus</w> <w id="4228263">quam</w> <w id="4228264">ut</w> <w id="4228265">virtutes</w>,
<w id="4228267">quia</w> <w id="4228268">non</w> <w id="4228269">nullas</w> <w id="4228270">curas</w> <w id="4228271">et</w> <w id="4228272">molestias</w> <w id="4228273">afferunt</w>, <w id="4228275">repudientur</w>.</p>
<p><milestone unit="chapter" n="14" /><reg><w id="4228277">cum</w></reg> <w id="4228278">autem</w> <w id="4228279">contrahat</w> <w id="4228280">amicitiam</w>, <w id="4228282">ut</w> <w id="4228283">supra</w>
<w id="4228284">dixi</w>, <w id="4228286">si</w> <w id="4228287">qua</w><ref id="n7" target="ref7" /> <w id="4228288">significatio</w> <w id="4228289">virtutis</w> <w id="4228290">eluceat</w>, <w id="4228292">ad</w> <w id="4228293">quam</w> <w id="4228294">se</w>
<w id="4228295">similis</w> <w id="4228296">animus</w> <w id="4228297">applicet</w> <w id="4228298">et</w> <w id="4228299">adiungat</w>, <w id="4228301">id</w> <w id="4228302">cum</w> <w id="4228303">contigit</w>,
<w id="4228305">amor</w> <w id="4228306">exoriatur</w> <w id="4228307">necesse</w> <w id="4228308">est</w>.<milestone unit="section" n="49" /> <reg><w id="4228310">quid</w></reg> <w id="4228311">enim</w> <w id="4228312">tam</w> <w id="4228313">absurdum</w> <w id="4228314">quam</w> <w id="4228315">delectari</w> <w id="4228316">multis</w> <w id="4228317">inanibus</w> <w id="4228318">rebus</w>, <w id="4228320">ut</w> <w id="4228321">honore</w>,
<w id="4228323">ut</w> <w id="4228324">gloria</w>, <w id="4228326">ut</w> <w id="4228327">aedificio</w>, <w id="4228329">ut</w> <w id="4228330">vestitu</w> <w id="4228331">cultuque</w> <w id="4228332">corporis</w>,
<w id="4228334">animante</w> <w id="4228335">virtute</w> <w id="4228336">praedito</w>, <w id="4228338">eo</w> <w id="4228339">qui</w> <w id="4228340">vel</w> <w id="4228341">amare</w> <w id="4228342">vel</w>, <w id="4228344">ut</w>
<w id="4228345">ita</w> <w id="4228346">dicam</w>, <w id="4228348">redamare</w> <w id="4228349">possit</w>, <w id="4228351">non</w> <w id="4228352">admodum</w> <w id="4228353">delectari</w>? <reg><w id="4228354">nihil</w></reg> <w id="4228355">est</w> <w id="4228356">enim</w> <w id="4228357">remuneratione</w> <w id="4228358">benevolentiae</w>,
<w id="4228360">nihil</w> <w id="4228361">vicissitudine</w> <w id="4228362">studiorum</w> <w id="4228363">officiorumque</w> <w id="4228364">iucundius</w>.
<reg><w id="4228366">quid</w></reg>?<milestone unit="section" n="50" /> <w id="4228367">si</w> <w id="4228368">illud</w> <w id="4228369">etiam</w> <w id="4228370">addimus</w>, <w id="4228372">quod</w> <w id="4228373">recte</w> <w id="4228374">addi</w> <w id="4228375">potest</w>,
<w id="4228377">nihil</w> <w id="4228378">esse</w> <w id="4228379">quod</w> <w id="4228380">ad</w> <w id="4228381">se</w> <w id="4228382">rem</w> <w id="4228383">ullam</w> <w id="4228384">tam</w> <w id="4228385">illiciat</w> <w id="4228386">et</w> <w id="4228387">tam</w>
<w id="4228388">trahat</w> <w id="4228389">quam</w> <w id="4228390">ad</w> <w id="4228391">amicitiam</w> <w id="4228392">similitudo</w>, <w id="4228394">concedetur</w>
<w id="4228395">profecto</w> <w id="4228396">verum</w> <w id="4228397">esse</w>, <w id="4228399">ut</w> <w id="4228400">bonos</w> <w id="4228401">boni</w> <w id="4228402">diligant</w> <w id="4228403">asciscantque</w> <w id="4228404">sibi</w> <w id="4228405">quasi</w> <w id="4228406">propinquitate</w> <w id="4228407">coniunctos</w> <w id="4228408">atque</w>
<w id="4228409">natura</w>. <reg><w id="4228411">nihil</w></reg> <w id="4228412">est</w> <w id="4228413">enim</w> <w id="4228414">appetentius</w> <w id="4228415">similium</w> <w id="4228416">sui</w> <w id="4228417">nec</w>
<w id="4228418">rapacius</w> <w id="4228419">quam</w> <w id="4228420">natura</w>. <reg><w id="4228422">quam</w></reg> <w id="4228423">ob</w> <w id="4228424">rem</w> <w id="4228425">hoc</w> <w id="4228426">quidem</w>,
<w id="4228428">Fanni</w> <w id="4228429">et</w> <w id="4228430">Scaevola</w>, <w id="4228432">constet</w>, <w id="4228434">ut</w> <w id="4228435">opinor</w>, <w id="4228437">bonis</w> <w id="4228438">inter</w>
<w id="4228439">bonos</w> <w id="4228440">quasi</w> <w id="4228441">necessariam</w> <w id="4228442">benevolentiam</w>, <w id="4228444">qui</w> <w id="4228445">est</w>
<w id="4228446">amicitiae</w> <w id="4228447">fons</w> <w id="4228448">a</w> <w id="4228449">natura</w> <w id="4228450">constitutus</w>. <reg><w id="4228452">sed</w></reg> <w id="4228453">eadem</w>
<w id="4228454">bonitas</w> <w id="4228455">etiam</w> <w id="4228456">ad</w> <w id="4228457">multitudinem</w> <w id="4228458">pertinet</w>. <reg><w id="4228460">non</w></reg> <w id="4228461">enim</w>
<w id="4228462">est</w> <w id="4228463">inhumana</w> <w id="4228464">virtus</w> <w id="4228465">neque</w> <w id="4228466">immunis</w> <w id="4228467">neque</w> <w id="4228468">superba</w>,
<w id="4228470">quae</w> <w id="4228471">etiam</w> <w id="4228472">populos</w> <w id="4228473">universos</w> <w id="4228474">tueri</w> <w id="4228475">eisque</w> <w id="4228476">optime</w>

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<w id="4228477">consulere</w> <w id="4228478">soleat</w>, <w id="4228480">quod</w> <w id="4228481">non</w> <w id="4228482">faceret</w> <w id="4228483">profecto</w>, <w id="4228485">si</w> <w id="4228486">a</w>
<w id="4228487">caritate</w> <w id="4228488">volgi</w> <w id="4228489">abhorreret</w>.</p>
<p><milestone unit="section" n="51" /><reg><w id="4228491">atque</w></reg> <w id="4228492">etiam</w> <w id="4228493">mihi</w> <w id="4228494">quidem</w> <w id="4228495">videntur</w>, <w id="4228497">qui</w> <w id="4228498">utilitatis</w>
<w id="4228499">causa</w> <w id="4228500">fingunt</w> <w id="4228501">amicitias</w>, <w id="4228503">amabilissimum</w> <w id="4228504">nodum</w>
<w id="4228505">amicitiae</w> <w id="4228506">tollere</w>. <reg><w id="4228508">non</w></reg> <w id="4228509">enim</w> <w id="4228510">tam</w> <w id="4228511">utilitas</w> <w id="4228512">parta</w> <w id="4228513">per</w>
<w id="4228514">amicum</w> <w id="4228515">quam</w> <w id="4228516">amici</w> <w id="4228517">amor</w> <w id="4228518">ipse</w> <w id="4228519">delectat</w>, <w id="4228521">tumque</w>
<w id="4228522">illud</w> <w id="4228523">fit</w>, <w id="4228525">quod</w> <w id="4228526">ab</w> <w id="4228527">amico</w> <w id="4228528">est</w> <w id="4228529">profectum</w>, <w id="4228531">iucundum</w>,
<w id="4228533">si</w> <w id="4228534">cum</w> <w id="4228535">studio</w> <w id="4228536">est</w> <w id="4228537">profectum</w>. <reg><w id="4228539">tantumque</w></reg> <w id="4228540">abest</w> <w id="4228541">ut</w>
<w id="4228542">amicitiae</w> <w id="4228543">propter</w> <w id="4228544">indigentiam</w> <w id="4228545">colantur</w>, <w id="4228547">ut</w> <w id="4228548">ei</w>, <w id="4228550">qui</w>
<w id="4228551">opibus</w> <w id="4228552">et</w> <w id="4228553">copiis</w> <w id="4228554">maximeque</w> <w id="4228555">virtute</w>, <w id="4228557">in</w> <w id="4228558">qua</w> <corr sic="plurimun"><w id="4228559">plurimum</w></corr>
<w id="4228560">est</w> <w id="4228561">praesidi</w>, <w id="4228563">minime</w> <w id="4228564">alterius</w> <w id="4228565">indigeant</w>, <w id="4228567">liberalis</w>
<w id="4228568">simi</w> <w id="4228569">sint</w> <w id="4228570">et</w> <w id="4228571">beneficentissimi</w>. <reg><w id="4228573">atque</w></reg> <w id="4228574">haud</w> <w id="4228575">sciam</w> <w id="4228576">an</w>
<w id="4228577">ne</w> <w id="4228578">opus</w> <w id="4228579">sit</w> <w id="4228580">quidem</w> <w id="4228581">nihil</w> <w id="4228582">umquam</w> <w id="4228583">omnino</w> <w id="4228584">deesse</w>
<w id="4228585">amicis</w>. <reg><w id="4228587">ubi</w></reg> <w id="4228588">enim</w> <w id="4228589">studia</w> <w id="4228590">nostra</w> <w id="4228591">viguissent</w>, <w id="4228593">si</w> <w id="4228594">numquam</w> <w id="4228595">consilio</w>, <w id="4228597">numquam</w> <w id="4228598">opera</w> <w id="4228599">nostra</w> <w id="4228600">nec</w> <w id="4228601">domi</w> <w id="4228602">nec</w>
<w id="4228603">militiae</w> <w id="4228604">Scipio</w> <w id="4228605">eguisset</w>? <reg><w id="4228606">non</w></reg> <w id="4228607">igitur</w> <w id="4228608">utilitatem</w>
<w id="4228609">amicitia</w>, <w id="4228611">sed</w> <w id="4228612">utilitas</w> <w id="4228613">amicitiam</w> <w id="4228614">secuta</w> <w id="4228615">est</w>.</p>
<p><milestone unit="section" n="52" /><milestone unit="chapter" n="15" /><reg><w id="4228617">non</w></reg> <w id="4228618">ergo</w> <w id="4228619">erunt</w> <w id="4228620">homines</w> <w id="4228621">deliciis</w> <w id="4228622">diffluentes</w>
<w id="4228623">audiendi</w>, <w id="4228625">si</w> <w id="4228626">quando</w> <w id="4228627">de</w> <w id="4228628">amicitia</w>, <w id="4228630">quam</w> <w id="4228631">nec</w> <w id="4228632">usu</w> <w id="4228633">nec</w>
<w id="4228634">ratione</w> <w id="4228635">habent</w> <w id="4228636">cognitam</w>, <w id="4228638">disputabunt</w>. <reg><w id="4228640">nam</w></reg> <w id="4228641">quis</w>
<w id="4228642">est</w>, <w id="4228644">pro</w> <w id="4228645">deorum</w> <w id="4228646">fidem</w> <w id="4228647">atque</w> <w id="4228648">hominum</w>! <w id="4228649">qui</w> <w id="4228650">velit</w>,
<w id="4228652">ut</w> <w id="4228653">neque</w> <w id="4228654">diligat</w> <w id="4228655">quemquam</w> <w id="4228656">nec</w> <w id="4228657">ipse</w> <w id="4228658">ab</w> <w id="4228659">ullo</w> <w id="4228660">diligatur</w>,
<w id="4228662">circumfluere</w> <w id="4228663">omnibus</w> <w id="4228664">copiis</w> <w id="4228665">atque</w> <w id="4228666">in</w> <w id="4228667">omnium</w> <w id="4228668">rerum</w>
<w id="4228669">abundantia</w> <w id="4228670">vivere</w>? <reg><w id="4228671">haec</w></reg> <w id="4228672">enim</w> <w id="4228673">est</w> <w id="4228674">tyrannorum</w>
<w id="4228675">vita</w>, <w id="4228677">nimirum</w> <w id="4228678">in</w> <w id="4228679">qua</w> <w id="4228680">nulla</w> <w id="4228681">fides</w>, <w id="4228683">nulla</w> <w id="4228684">caritas</w>, <w id="4228686">nulla</w>

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<w id="4228687">stabilis</w> <w id="4228688">benevolentiae</w> <w id="4228689">potest</w> <w id="4228690">esse</w> <w id="4228691">fiducia</w>, <w id="4228693">omnia</w>
<w id="4228694">semper</w> <w id="4228695">suspecta</w> <w id="4228696">atque</w> <w id="4228697">sollicita</w>, <w id="4228699">nullus</w> <w id="4228700">locus</w> <w id="4228701">amicitiae</w>.
<milestone unit="section" n="53" /><reg><w id="4228703">quis</w></reg> <w id="4228704">enim</w> <w id="4228705">aut</w> <w id="4228706">eum</w> <w id="4228707">diligat</w>, <w id="4228709">quem</w> <w id="4228710">metuat</w>, <w id="4228712">aut</w> <w id="4228713">eum</w>,
<w id="4228715">a</w> <w id="4228716">quo</w> <w id="4228717">se</w> <w id="4228718">metui</w> <w id="4228719">putet</w>? <reg><w id="4228720">coluntur</w></reg> <w id="4228721">tamen</w> <w id="4228722">simulatione</w>
<w id="4228723">dumtaxat</w> <w id="4228724">ad</w> <w id="4228725">tempus</w>. <reg><w id="4228727">quod</w></reg> <w id="4228728">si</w> <w id="4228729">forte</w>, <w id="4228731">ut</w> <w id="4228732">fit</w> <w id="4228733">plerumque</w>, <w id="4228735">ceciderint</w>, <w id="4228737">tum</w> <w id="4228738">intellegitur</w> <w id="4228739">quam</w> <w id="4228740">fuerint</w> <w id="4228741">inopes</w> <w id="4228742">amicorum</w>. <reg><w id="4228744">quod</w></reg> <w id="4228745">Tarquinium</w> <w id="4228746">dixisse</w> <w id="4228747">ferunt</w>
<w id="4228748">exulantem</w>, <w id="4228750">tum</w> <w id="4228751">se</w> <w id="4228752">intellexisse</w>, <w id="4228754">quos</w> <w id="4228755">fidos</w> <w id="4228756">amicos</w>
<w id="4228757">habuisset</w>, <w id="4228759">quos</w> <w id="4228760">infidos</w>, <w id="4228762">cum</w> <w id="4228763">iam</w> <w id="4228764">neutris</w> <w id="4228765">gratiam</w>
<w id="4228766">referre</w> <w id="4228767">posset</w>.</p>
<p><milestone unit="section" n="54" /><reg><w id="4228769">quamquam</w></reg> <w id="4228770">miror</w>, <w id="4228772">illa</w> <w id="4228773">superbia</w> <w id="4228774">et</w> <w id="4228775">importunitate</w>, <w id="4228777">si</w>
<w id="4228778">quemquam</w> <w id="4228779">amicum</w> <w id="4228780">habere</w> <w id="4228781">potuit</w>. <reg><w id="4228783">atque</w></reg> <w id="4228784">ut</w> <w id="4228785">huius</w>,
<w id="4228787">quem</w> <w id="4228788">dixi</w>, <w id="4228790">mores</w> <w id="4228791">veros</w> <w id="4228792">amicos</w> <w id="4228793">parare</w> <w id="4228794">non</w> <w id="4228795">potuerunt</w>,
<w id="4228797">sic</w> <w id="4228798">multorum</w> <w id="4228799">opes</w> <w id="4228800">praepotentium</w> <w id="4228801">excludunt</w> <w id="4228802">amicitias</w>
<w id="4228803">fidelis</w>. <reg><w id="4228805">non</w></reg> <w id="4228806">enim</w> <w id="4228807">solum</w> <w id="4228808">ipsa</w> <w id="4228809">fortuna</w> <w id="4228810">caeca</w> <w id="4228811">est</w>, <w id="4228813">sed</w>
<w id="4228814">eos</w> <w id="4228815">etiam</w> <w id="4228816">plerumque</w> <w id="4228817">efficit</w> <w id="4228818">caecos</w>, <w id="4228820">quos</w> <w id="4228821">complexa</w>
<w id="4228822">est</w>; <w id="4228824">itaque</w> <w id="4228825">efferuntur</w> <w id="4228826">fere</w> <w id="4228827">fastidio</w> <w id="4228828">et</w> <w id="4228829">contumacia</w>,
<w id="4228831">nec</w> <w id="4228832">quicquam</w> <w id="4228833">insipiente</w> <w id="4228834">fortunato</w> <w id="4228835">intolerabilius</w> <w id="4228836">fieri</w>
<w id="4228837">potest</w>. <reg><w id="4228839">atque</w></reg> <w id="4228840">hoc</w> <w id="4228841">quidem</w> <w id="4228842">videre</w> <w id="4228843">licet</w>, <w id="4228845">eos</w>, <w id="4228847">qui</w>
<w id="4228848">antea</w> <w id="4228849">commodis</w> <w id="4228850">fuerint</w> <w id="4228851">moribus</w>, <w id="4228853">imperio</w> <w id="4228854">potestate</w>
<w id="4228855">prosperis</w> <w id="4228856">rebus</w> <w id="4228857">immutari</w>, <w id="4228859">sperni</w> <w id="4228860">ab</w> <w id="4228861">eis</w> <w id="4228862">veteres</w> <w id="4228863">amicitias</w>, <w id="4228865">indulgeri</w> <w id="4228866">novis</w>.<milestone unit="section" n="55" /> <reg><w id="4228868">quid</w></reg> <w id="4228869">autem</w> <w id="4228870">stultius</w> <w id="4228871">quam</w>,
<w id="4228873">cum</w> <w id="4228874">plurimum</w> <w id="4228875">copiis</w> <w id="4228876">facultatibus</w> <w id="4228877">opibus</w> <w id="4228878">possint</w>,
<w id="4228880">cetera</w> <w id="4228881">parare</w>, <w id="4228883">quae</w> <w id="4228884">parantur</w> <w id="4228885">pecunia</w>, <w id="4228887">equos</w> <w id="4228888">famulos</w>
<w id="4228889">vestem</w> <w id="4228890">egregiam</w> <w id="4228891">vasa</w> <w id="4228892">pretiosa</w>, <w id="4228894">amicos</w> <w id="4228895">non</w> <w id="4228896">parare</w>,
<w id="4228898">optimam</w> <w id="4228899">et</w> <w id="4228900">pulcherrimam</w> <w id="4228901">vitae</w>, <w id="4228903">ut</w> <w id="4228904">ita</w> <w id="4228905">dicam</w>, <w id="4228907">supellectilem</w>? <reg><w id="4228908">etenim</w></reg> <w id="4228909">cetera</w> <w id="4228910">cum</w> <w id="4228911">parant</w>, <w id="4228913">cui</w> <w id="4228914">parent</w>

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<w id="4228915">nesciunt</w> <w id="4228916">nec</w> <w id="4228917">cuius</w> <w id="4228918">causa</w> <w id="4228919">laborent</w>; <w id="4228921">eius</w> <w id="4228922">enim</w> <w id="4228923">est</w>
<w id="4228924">istorum</w> <w id="4228925">quidque</w> <w id="4228926">qui</w> <w id="4228927">vicit</w> <w id="4228928">viribus</w>; <w id="4228930">amicitiarum</w> <w id="4228931">sua</w>
<w id="4228932">cuique</w> <w id="4228933">permanet</w> <w id="4228934">stabilis</w> <w id="4228935">et</w> <w id="4228936">certa</w> <w id="4228937">possessio</w>, <w id="4228939">ut</w> <w id="4228940">etiam</w>
<w id="4228941">si</w> <w id="4228942">illa</w> <w id="4228943">maneant</w>, <w id="4228945">quae</w> <w id="4228946">sunt</w> <w id="4228947">quasi</w> <w id="4228948">dona</w> <w id="4228949">fortunae</w>, <w id="4228951">tamen</w>
<w id="4228952">vita</w> <w id="4228953">inculta</w> <w id="4228954">et</w> <w id="4228955">deserta</w> <w id="4228956">ab</w> <w id="4228957">amicis</w> <w id="4228958">non</w> <w id="4228959">possit</w> <w id="4228960">esse</w>
<w id="4228961">iucunda</w>. <reg><w id="4228963">sed</w></reg> <w id="4228964">haec</w> <w id="4228965">hactenus</w>.</p>
<p><milestone unit="section" n="56" /><milestone unit="chapter" n="16" /><reg><w id="4228967">constituendi</w></reg> <w id="4228968">autem</w> <w id="4228969">sunt</w>, <w id="4228971">qui</w> <w id="4228972">sint</w> <w id="4228973">in</w> <w id="4228974">amicitia</w>
<w id="4228975">fines</w> <w id="4228976">et</w> <w id="4228977">quasi</w> <w id="4228978">termini</w> <w id="4228979">diligendi</w>. <name><w id="4228981">De</w></name> <corr sic="quibis"><w id="4228982">quibus</w></corr> <w id="4228983">tris</w> <w id="4228984">video</w>
<w id="4228985">sententias</w> <w id="4228986">ferri</w>, <w id="4228988">quarum</w> <w id="4228989">nullam</w> <w id="4228990">probo</w>: <w id="4228991">unam</w>, <w id="4228993">ut</w>
<w id="4228994">eodem</w> <w id="4228995">modo</w> <w id="4228996">erga</w> <w id="4228997">amicum</w> <w id="4228998">affecti</w> <w id="4228999">simus</w> <w id="4229000">quo</w> <w id="4229001">erga</w>
<w id="4229002">nosmet</w> <w id="4229003">ipsos</w>; <w id="4229005">alteram</w>, <w id="4229007">ut</w> <w id="4229008">nostra</w> <w id="4229009">in</w> <w id="4229010">amicos</w> <w id="4229011">benevolentia</w> <w id="4229012">illorum</w> <w id="4229013">erga</w> <w id="4229014">nos</w> <w id="4229015">benevolentiae</w> <w id="4229016">pariter</w>
<w id="4229017">aequaliterque</w> <w id="4229018">respondeat</w>; <w id="4229020">tertiam</w>, <w id="4229022">ut</w>, <w id="4229024">quanti</w>
<w id="4229025">quisque</w> <w id="4229026">se</w> <w id="4229027">ipse</w> <w id="4229028">facit</w>, <w id="4229030">tanti</w> <w id="4229031">fiat</w> <w id="4229032">ab</w> <w id="4229033">amicis</w>.<milestone unit="section" n="57" /> <reg><w id="4229035">harum</w></reg>
<w id="4229036">trium</w> <w id="4229037">sententiarum</w> <w id="4229038">nulli</w> <w id="4229039">prorsus</w> <w id="4229040">assentior</w>. <reg><w id="4229042">nec</w></reg>
<w id="4229043">enim</w> <w id="4229044">illa</w> <w id="4229045">prima</w> <w id="4229046">vera</w> <w id="4229047">est</w>, <w id="4229049">ut</w>, <w id="4229051">quem</w> <w id="4229052">ad</w> <w id="4229053">modum</w> <w id="4229054">in</w> <w id="4229055">se</w>
<w id="4229056">quisque</w>, <w id="4229058">sic</w> <w id="4229059">in</w> <w id="4229060">amicum</w> <w id="4229061">sit</w> <w id="4229062">animatus</w>. <reg><w id="4229064">quam</w></reg> <w id="4229065">multa</w>
<w id="4229066">enim</w>, <w id="4229068">quae</w> <w id="4229069">nostra</w> <w id="4229070">causa</w> <w id="4229071">numquam</w> <w id="4229072">faceremus</w>,
<w id="4229074">facimus</w> <w id="4229075">causa</w> <w id="4229076">amicorum</w>! <reg><w id="4229077">precari</w></reg> <w id="4229078">ab</w> <w id="4229079">indigno</w>, <w id="4229081">supplicare</w>, <w id="4229083">tum</w> <w id="4229084">acerbius</w> <w id="4229085">in</w> <w id="4229086">aliquem</w> <w id="4229087">invehi</w> <w id="4229088">insectarique</w>
<w id="4229089">vehementius</w>, <w id="4229091">quae</w> <w id="4229092">in</w> <w id="4229093">nostris</w> <w id="4229094">rebus</w> <w id="4229095">non</w> <w id="4229096">satis</w> <w id="4229097">honeste</w>,
<w id="4229099">in</w> <w id="4229100">amicorum</w> <w id="4229101">fiunt</w> <w id="4229102">honestissime</w>; <w id="4229104">multaeque</w> <w id="4229105">res</w>
<w id="4229106">sunt</w>, <w id="4229108">in</w> <w id="4229109">quibus</w> <w id="4229110">de</w> <w id="4229111">suis</w> <w id="4229112">commodis</w> <w id="4229113">viri</w> <w id="4229114">boni</w> <w id="4229115">multa</w>
<w id="4229116">detrahunt</w> <w id="4229117">detrahique</w> <w id="4229118">patiuntur</w>, <w id="4229120">ut</w> <w id="4229121">eis</w> <w id="4229122">amici</w> <w id="4229123">potius</w>
<w id="4229124">quam</w> <w id="4229125">ipsi</w> <w id="4229126">fruantur</w>.</p>
<p><milestone unit="section" n="58" /><reg><w id="4229128">altera</w></reg> <w id="4229129">sententia</w> <w id="4229130">est</w> <w id="4229131">quae</w> <w id="4229132">definit</w> <w id="4229133">amicitiam</w> <w id="4229134">pari</w>-

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<w id="4229135">bus</w> <w id="4229136">officiis</w> <w id="4229137">ac</w> <w id="4229138">voluntatibus</w>. <reg><w id="4229140">hoc</w></reg> <w id="4229141">quidem</w> <w id="4229142">est</w> <w id="4229143">nimis</w>
<w id="4229144">exigue</w> <w id="4229145">et</w> <w id="4229146">exiliter</w> <w id="4229147">ad</w> <w id="4229148">calculos</w> <w id="4229149">vocare</w> <w id="4229150">amicitiam</w>, <w id="4229152">ut</w>
<w id="4229153">par</w> <w id="4229154">sit</w> <w id="4229155">ratio</w> <w id="4229156">acceptorum</w> <w id="4229157">et</w> <w id="4229158">datorum</w>. <reg><w id="4229160">divitior</w></reg> <w id="4229161">mihi</w>
<w id="4229162">et</w> <w id="4229163">affluentior</w> <w id="4229164">videtur</w> <w id="4229165">esse</w> <w id="4229166">vera</w> <w id="4229167">amicitia</w> <w id="4229168">nec</w> <w id="4229169">observare</w>
<w id="4229170">restricte</w> <w id="4229171">ne</w> <w id="4229172">plus</w> <w id="4229173">reddat</w> <w id="4229174">quam</w> <w id="4229175">acceperit</w>: <w id="4229176">neque</w>
<w id="4229177">enim</w> <w id="4229178">verendum</w> <w id="4229179">est</w> <w id="4229180">ne</w> <w id="4229181">quid</w> <w id="4229182">excidat</w> <w id="4229183">aut</w> <w id="4229184">ne</w> <w id="4229185">quid</w>
<w id="4229186">in</w> <w id="4229187">terram</w> <w id="4229188">defluat</w> <w id="4229189">aut</w> <w id="4229190">ne</w> <w id="4229191">plus</w> <w id="4229192">aequo</w> <w id="4229193">quid</w> <w id="4229194">in</w> <w id="4229195">amicitiam</w>
<w id="4229196">congeratur</w>.</p>
<p><milestone unit="section" n="59" /><reg><w id="4229198">tertius</w></reg> <w id="4229199">vero</w> <w id="4229200">ille</w> <w id="4229201">finis</w> <w id="4229202">deterrimus</w>, <w id="4229204">ut</w>, <w id="4229206">quanti</w> <w id="4229207">quisque</w>
<w id="4229208">se</w> <w id="4229209">ipse</w> <w id="4229210">faciat</w>, <w id="4229212">tanti</w> <w id="4229213">fiat</w> <w id="4229214">ab</w> <w id="4229215">amicis</w>. <reg><w id="4229217">saepe</w></reg> <w id="4229218">enim</w>
<w id="4229219">in</w> <w id="4229220">quibusdam</w> <w id="4229221">aut</w> <w id="4229222">animus</w> <w id="4229223">abiectior</w> <w id="4229224">est</w> <w id="4229225">aut</w> <w id="4229226">spes</w>
<w id="4229227">amplificandae</w> <w id="4229228">fortunae</w> <w id="4229229">fractior</w>. <reg><w id="4229231">non</w></reg> <w id="4229232">est</w> <w id="4229233">igitur</w>
<w id="4229234">amici</w> <w id="4229235">talem</w> <w id="4229236">esse</w> <w id="4229237">in</w> <w id="4229238">eum</w>, <w id="4229240">qualis</w> <w id="4229241">ille</w> <w id="4229242">in</w> <w id="4229243">se</w> <w id="4229244">est</w>, <w id="4229246">sed</w>
<w id="4229247">potius</w> <w id="4229248">eniti</w> <w id="4229249">et</w> <w id="4229250">efficere</w> <w id="4229251">ut</w> <w id="4229252">amici</w> <w id="4229253">iacentem</w> <w id="4229254">animum</w>
<w id="4229255">excitet</w> <w id="4229256">inducatque</w> <w id="4229257">spem</w> <w id="4229258">cogitationemque</w> <w id="4229259">meliorem</w>.
<reg><w id="4229261">alius</w></reg> <w id="4229262">igitur</w> <w id="4229263">finis</w> <w id="4229264">verae</w> <w id="4229265">amicitiae</w> <w id="4229266">constituendus</w> <w id="4229267">est</w>,
<w id="4229269">si</w> <w id="4229270">prius</w>, <w id="4229272">quid</w> <w id="4229273">maxime</w> <w id="4229274">reprehendere</w> <w id="4229275">Scipio</w> <w id="4229276">solitus</w>
<w id="4229277">sit</w>, <w id="4229279">dixero</w>. <reg><w id="4229281">negabat</w></reg> <w id="4229282">ullam</w> <w id="4229283">vocem</w> <w id="4229284">inimiciorem</w>
<w id="4229285">amicitiae</w> <w id="4229286">potuisse</w> <w id="4229287">reperiri</w> <w id="4229288">quam</w> <w id="4229289">eius</w> <w id="4229290">qui</w> <w id="4229291">dixisset</w>
<w id="4229292">ita</w> <w id="4229293">amare</w> <w id="4229294">oportere</w> <w id="4229295">ut</w> <w id="4229296">si</w> <w id="4229297">aliquando</w> <w id="4229298">esset</w> <w id="4229299">osurus</w>;
<w id="4229301">nec</w> <w id="4229302">vero</w> <w id="4229303">se</w> <w id="4229304">adduci</w> <w id="4229305">posse</w> <w id="4229306">ut</w> <w id="4229307">hoc</w>, <w id="4229309">quem</w> <w id="4229310">ad</w> <w id="4229311">modum</w>
<w id="4229312">putaretur</w>, <w id="4229314">a</w> <w id="4229315">Biante</w> <w id="4229316">esse</w> <w id="4229317">dictum</w> <w id="4229318">crederet</w>, <w id="4229320">qui</w> <w id="4229321">sapiens</w>
<w id="4229322">habitus</w> <w id="4229323">esset</w> <w id="4229324">unus</w> <w id="4229325">e</w> <w id="4229326">septem</w>; <w id="4229328">impuri</w> <w id="4229329">cuiusdam</w> <w id="4229330">aut</w>
<w id="4229331">ambitiosi</w> <w id="4229332">aut</w> <w id="4229333">omnia</w> <w id="4229334">ad</w> <w id="4229335">suam</w> <w id="4229336">potentiam</w> <w id="4229337">revocantis</w>

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<w id="4229338">esse</w> <w id="4229339">sententiam</w>. <reg><w id="4229341">quonam</w></reg> <w id="4229342">enim</w> <w id="4229343">modo</w> <w id="4229344">quisquam</w>
<w id="4229345">amicus</w> <w id="4229346">esse</w> <w id="4229347">poterit</w> <w id="4229348">ei</w>, <w id="4229350">cui</w> <w id="4229351">se</w> <w id="4229352">putabit</w> <w id="4229353">inimicum</w> <w id="4229354">esse</w>
<w id="4229355">posse</w>? <reg><w id="4229356">quin</w></reg> <w id="4229357">etiam</w> <w id="4229358">necesse</w> <w id="4229359">erit</w> <w id="4229360">cupere</w> <w id="4229361">et</w> <w id="4229362">optare</w>
<w id="4229363">ut</w> <w id="4229364">quam</w> <w id="4229365">saepissime</w> <w id="4229366">peccet</w> <w id="4229367">amicus</w>, <w id="4229369">quo</w> <w id="4229370">pluris</w> <w id="4229371">det</w>
<w id="4229372">sibi</w> <w id="4229373">tamquam</w> <w id="4229374">ansas</w> <w id="4229375">ad</w> <w id="4229376">reprehendendum</w>: <w id="4229377">rursum</w>
<w id="4229378">autem</w> <w id="4229379">recte</w> <w id="4229380">factis</w> <w id="4229381">commodisque</w> <w id="4229382">amicorum</w> <w id="4229383">necesse</w>
<w id="4229384">erit</w> <w id="4229385">angi</w> <w id="4229386">dolere</w> <w id="4229387">invidere</w>.<milestone unit="section" n="60" /> <reg><w id="4229389">qua</w></reg> <w id="4229390">re</w> <w id="4229391">hoc</w> <w id="4229392">quidem</w> <w id="4229393">praeceptum</w>, <w id="4229395">cuiuscumque</w> <w id="4229396">est</w>, <w id="4229398">ad</w> <w id="4229399">tollendam</w> <w id="4229400">amicitiam</w>
<w id="4229401">valet</w>: <w id="4229402">illud</w> <w id="4229403">potius</w> <w id="4229404">praecipiendum</w> <w id="4229405">fuit</w>, <w id="4229407">ut</w> <corr sic="earn"><w id="4229408">eam</w></corr>
<w id="4229409">diligentiam</w> <w id="4229410">adhiberemus</w> <w id="4229411">in</w> <w id="4229412">amicitiis</w> <w id="4229413">comparandis</w>,
<w id="4229415">ut</w> <w id="4229416">ne</w> <w id="4229417">quando</w> <w id="4229418">amare</w> <w id="4229419">inciperemus</w> <w id="4229420">eum</w>, <w id="4229422">quem</w> <w id="4229423">aliquando</w> <w id="4229424">odisse</w> <w id="4229425">possemus</w>. <reg><w id="4229427">quin</w></reg> <w id="4229428">etiam</w> <w id="4229429">si</w> <w id="4229430">minus</w>
<w id="4229431">felices</w> <w id="4229432">in</w> <w id="4229433">deligendo</w> <w id="4229434">fuissemus</w>, <w id="4229436">ferendum</w> <w id="4229437">id</w> <w id="4229438">Scipio</w>
<w id="4229439">potius</w> <w id="4229440">quam</w> <w id="4229441">inimicitiarum</w> <w id="4229442">tempus</w> <w id="4229443">cogitandum</w>
<w id="4229444">putabat</w>.</p>
<p><milestone unit="section" n="61" /><milestone unit="chapter" n="17" /><name><w id="4229446">His</w></name> <w id="4229447">igitur</w> <w id="4229448">finibus</w> <w id="4229449">utendum</w> <w id="4229450">arbitror</w>, <w id="4229452">ut</w>,
<w id="4229454">cum</w> <w id="4229455">emendati</w> <w id="4229456">mores</w> <w id="4229457">amicorum</w> <w id="4229458">sint</w>, <w id="4229460">tum</w> <w id="4229461">sit</w> <w id="4229462">inter</w> <w id="4229463">eos</w>
<w id="4229464">omnium</w> <w id="4229465">rerum</w> <w id="4229466">consiliorum</w> <w id="4229467">voluntatum</w> <w id="4229468">sine</w> <w id="4229469">ulla</w>
<w id="4229470">exceptione</w> <w id="4229471">communitas</w>, <w id="4229473">ut</w> <w id="4229474">etiam</w> <w id="4229475">si</w> <w id="4229476">qua</w> <w id="4229477">fortuna</w>
<w id="4229478">accident</w> <w id="4229479">ut</w> <w id="4229480">minus</w> <w id="4229481">iustae</w> <w id="4229482">amicorum</w> <w id="4229483">voluntates</w>
<w id="4229484">adiuvandae</w> <w id="4229485">sint</w>, <w id="4229487">in</w> <w id="4229488">quibus</w> <w id="4229489">eorum</w> <w id="4229490">aut</w> <w id="4229491">caput</w> <w id="4229492">agatur</w>
<w id="4229493">aut</w> <w id="4229494">fama</w>, <w id="4229496">declinandum</w> <w id="4229497">de</w> <w id="4229498">via</w> <w id="4229499">sit</w>, <w id="4229501">modo</w> <w id="4229502">ne</w> <w id="4229503">summa</w>
<w id="4229504">turpitudo</w> <w id="4229505">sequatur</w>; <w id="4229507">est</w> <w id="4229508">enim</w> <w id="4229509">quatenus</w> <w id="4229510">amicitiae</w>
<w id="4229511">dari</w> <w id="4229512">venia</w> <w id="4229513">possit</w>. <reg><w id="4229515">nec</w></reg> <w id="4229516">vero</w> <w id="4229517">neglegenda</w> <w id="4229518">est</w> <w id="4229519">fama</w>,
<w id="4229521">nec</w> <w id="4229522">mediocre</w> <w id="4229523">telum</w> <w id="4229524">ad</w> <w id="4229525">res</w> <w id="4229526">gerendas</w> <w id="4229527">existimare</w>
<w id="4229528">oportet</w> <w id="4229529">benevolentiam</w> <w id="4229530">civium</w>, <w id="4229532">quam</w> <w id="4229533">blanditiis</w> <w id="4229534">et</w>
<w id="4229535">assentando</w> <w id="4229536">colligere</w> <w id="4229537">turpe</w> <w id="4229538">est</w>; <w id="4229540">virtus</w>, <w id="4229542">quam</w> <w id="4229543">sequitur</w>
<w id="4229544">caritas</w>, <w id="4229546">minime</w> <w id="4229547">repudianda</w> <w id="4229548">est</w>.</p>
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<p><milestone unit="section" n="62" /><reg><w id="4229550">sed</w></reg>—<w id="4229551">saepe</w> <w id="4229552">enim</w> <w id="4229553">redeo</w> <w id="4229554">ad</w> <w id="4229555">Scipionem</w>, <w id="4229557">cuius</w> <w id="4229558">omnis</w>
<w id="4229559">sermo</w> <w id="4229560">erat</w> <w id="4229561">de</w> <w id="4229562">amicitia</w>—<w id="4229563">querebatur</w> <w id="4229564">quod</w> <w id="4229565">omnibus</w>
<w id="4229566">in</w> <w id="4229567">rebus</w> <w id="4229568">homines</w> <w id="4229569">diligentiores</w> <w id="4229570">essent</w>; <w id="4229572">capras</w> <w id="4229573">et</w>
<w id="4229574">ovis</w> <w id="4229575">quot</w> <w id="4229576">quisque</w> <w id="4229577">haberet</w> <w id="4229578">dicere</w> <w id="4229579">posse</w>, <w id="4229581">amicos</w> <w id="4229582">quot</w>
<w id="4229583">haberet</w> <w id="4229584">non</w> <w id="4229585">posse</w> <w id="4229586">dicere</w>; <w id="4229588">et</w> <w id="4229589">in</w> <w id="4229590">illis</w> <w id="4229591">quidem</w> <w id="4229592">parandis</w>
<w id="4229593">adhibere</w> <w id="4229594">curam</w>, <w id="4229596">in</w> <w id="4229597">amicis</w> <w id="4229598">eligendis</w> <w id="4229599">neglegentis</w> <w id="4229600">esse</w>
<w id="4229601">nec</w> <w id="4229602">habere</w> <w id="4229603">quasi</w> <w id="4229604">signa</w> <w id="4229605">quaedam</w> <w id="4229606">et</w> <w id="4229607">notas</w>, <w id="4229609">quibus</w>
<w id="4229610">eos</w>, <w id="4229612">qui</w> <w id="4229613">ad</w> <w id="4229614">amicitiam</w> <w id="4229615">essent</w> <w id="4229616">idonei</w>, <w id="4229618">iudicarent</w>.
<reg><w id="4229620">sunt</w></reg> <w id="4229621">igitur</w> <w id="4229622">firmi</w> <w id="4229623">et</w> <w id="4229624">stabiles</w> <w id="4229625">et</w> <w id="4229626">constantes</w> <w id="4229627">eligendi</w>,
<w id="4229629">cuius</w> <w id="4229630">generis</w> <w id="4229631">est</w> <w id="4229632">magna</w> <w id="4229633">penuria</w>; <w id="4229635">et</w> <w id="4229636">iudicare</w> <w id="4229637">difficile</w>
<w id="4229638">est</w> <w id="4229639">sane</w> <w id="4229640">nisi</w> <w id="4229641">expertum</w>, <w id="4229643">experiendum</w> <w id="4229644">autem</w> <w id="4229645">est</w> <w id="4229646">in</w>
<w id="4229647">ipsa</w> <w id="4229648">amicitia</w>: <w id="4229649">ita</w> <w id="4229650">praecurrit</w> <w id="4229651">amicitia</w> <w id="4229652">iudicium</w>
<w id="4229653">tollitque</w> <w id="4229654">experiendi</w> <w id="4229655">potestatem</w>.<milestone unit="section" n="63" /> <reg><w id="4229657">est</w></reg> <w id="4229658">igitur</w> <w id="4229659">prudentis</w> <w id="4229660">sustinere</w> <w id="4229661">ut</w> <w id="4229662">cursum</w>, <w id="4229664">sic</w> <w id="4229665">impetum</w> <w id="4229666">benevolentiae</w>, <w id="4229668">quo</w> <w id="4229669">utamur</w>, <w id="4229671">quasi</w> <w id="4229672">equis</w> <w id="4229673">temptatis</w>, <w id="4229675">sic</w> <w id="4229676">amicitia</w>,
<w id="4229678">aliqua</w> <w id="4229679">parte</w> <w id="4229680">periclitatis</w> <w id="4229681">moribus</w> <w id="4229682">amicorum</w>. <reg><w id="4229684">quidam</w></reg>
<w id="4229685">saepe</w> <w id="4229686">in</w> <w id="4229687">parva</w> <w id="4229688">pecunia</w> <w id="4229689">perspiciuntur</w> <w id="4229690">quam</w> <w id="4229691">sint</w> <w id="4229692">leves</w>;
<w id="4229694">quidam</w> <w id="4229695">autem</w>, <w id="4229697">quos</w> <w id="4229698">parva</w> <w id="4229699">movere</w> <w id="4229700">non</w> <w id="4229701">potuit</w>, <w id="4229703">cognoscuntur</w> <w id="4229704">in</w> <w id="4229705">magna</w>. <reg><w id="4229707">sin</w></reg> <w id="4229708">vero</w> <w id="4229709">erunt</w> <w id="4229710">aliqui</w> <w id="4229711">reperti</w>
<w id="4229712">qui</w> <w id="4229713">pecuniam</w> <w id="4229714">praeferre</w> <w id="4229715">amicitiae</w> <w id="4229716">sordidum</w> <w id="4229717">existiment</w>, <w id="4229719">ubi</w> <w id="4229720">eos</w> <w id="4229721">inveniemus</w>, <w id="4229723">qui</w> <w id="4229724">honores</w> <w id="4229725">magistratus</w>
<w id="4229726">imperia</w> <w id="4229727">potestates</w> <w id="4229728">opes</w> <w id="4229729">amicitiae</w> <w id="4229730">non</w> <w id="4229731">anteponant</w>,
<w id="4229733">ut</w>, <w id="4229735">cum</w> <w id="4229736">ex</w> <w id="4229737">altera</w> <w id="4229738">parte</w> <w id="4229739">proposita</w> <w id="4229740">haec</w> <w id="4229741">sint</w>, <w id="4229743">ex</w> <w id="4229744">altera</w>
<w id="4229745">ius</w> <w id="4229746">amicitiae</w>, <w id="4229748">non</w> <w id="4229749">multo</w> <w id="4229750">illa</w> <w id="4229751">malint</w>? <reg><w id="4229752">imbecilla</w></reg> <w id="4229753">enim</w>
<w id="4229754">est</w> <w id="4229755">natura</w> <w id="4229756">ad</w> <w id="4229757">contemnendam</w> <w id="4229758">potentiam</w>, <w id="4229760">quam</w>
<w id="4229761">etiam</w> <w id="4229762">si</w> <w id="4229763">neglecta</w> <w id="4229764">amicitia</w> <w id="4229765">consecuti</w> <w id="4229766">sint</w>, <w id="4229768">obscuratum</w>

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<w id="4229769">iri</w> <w id="4229770">arbitrantur</w>, <w id="4229772">quia</w> <w id="4229773">non</w> <w id="4229774">sine</w> <w id="4229775">magna</w> <w id="4229776">causa</w> <w id="4229777">sit</w> <w id="4229778">neglecta</w>
<w id="4229779">amicitia</w>.<milestone unit="section" n="64" /> <reg><w id="4229781">itaque</w></reg> <w id="4229782">verae</w> <w id="4229783">amicitiae</w> <w id="4229784">difficillime</w> <w id="4229785">reperiuntur</w> <w id="4229786">in</w> <w id="4229787">eis</w>, <w id="4229789">qui</w> <w id="4229790">in</w> <w id="4229791">honoribus</w> <w id="4229792">reque</w> <w id="4229793">publica</w> <w id="4229794">versantur</w>.
<reg><w id="4229796">ubi</w></reg> <w id="4229797">enim</w> <w id="4229798">istum</w> <w id="4229799">invenias</w>, <w id="4229801">qui</w> <w id="4229802">honorem</w> <w id="4229803">amici</w> <w id="4229804">anteponat</w> <w id="4229805">suo</w>? <reg><w id="4229806">quid</w></reg>? <w id="4229807">haec</w> <w id="4229808">ut</w> <w id="4229809">omittam</w>, <w id="4229811">quam</w> <w id="4229812">graves</w>,
<w id="4229814">quam</w> <w id="4229815">difficiles</w> <w id="4229816">plerisque</w> <w id="4229817">videntur</w> <w id="4229818">calamitatum</w> <w id="4229819">societates</w>, <w id="4229821">ad</w> <w id="4229822">quas</w> <w id="4229823">non</w> <w id="4229824">est</w> <w id="4229825">facile</w> <w id="4229826">inventu</w> <w id="4229827">qui</w> <w id="4229828">descendant</w>.
<reg><w id="4229830">quamquam</w></reg> <w id="4229831">Ennius</w> <w id="4229832">recte</w>:

<quote rend="blockquote">
<l><w id="4229833">amicus</w> <w id="4229834">certus</w> <w id="4229835">in</w> <w id="4229836">re</w> <w id="4229837">incerta</w> <w id="4229838">cernitur</w>;</l></quote>

<w id="4229840">tamen</w> <w id="4229841">haec</w> <w id="4229842">duo</w> <w id="4229843">levitatis</w> <w id="4229844">et</w> <w id="4229845">infirmitatis</w> <w id="4229846">plerosque</w>
<w id="4229847">convincunt</w>, <w id="4229849">aut</w> <w id="4229850">si</w> <w id="4229851">in</w> <w id="4229852">bonis</w> <w id="4229853">rebus</w> <w id="4229854">contemnunt</w> <w id="4229855">aut</w> <w id="4229856">in</w>
<w id="4229857">malis</w> <w id="4229858">deserunt</w>. <reg><w id="4229860">qui</w></reg> <w id="4229861">igitur</w> <w id="4229862">utraque</w> <w id="4229863">in</w> <w id="4229864">re</w> <w id="4229865">gravem</w>
<w id="4229866">constantem</w> <w id="4229867">stabilem</w> <w id="4229868">se</w> <w id="4229869">in</w> <w id="4229870">amicitia</w> <w id="4229871">praestiterit</w>, <w id="4229873">hunc</w>
<w id="4229874">ex</w> <w id="4229875">maxime</w> <w id="4229876">raro</w> <w id="4229877">genere</w> <w id="4229878">hominum</w> <w id="4229879">iudicare</w> <w id="4229880">debemus</w>
<w id="4229881">et</w> <w id="4229882">paene</w> <w id="4229883">divino</w>.</p>
<p><milestone unit="section" n="65" /><milestone unit="chapter" n="18" /><reg><w id="4229885">firmamentum</w></reg> <w id="4229886">autem</w> <w id="4229887">stabilitatis</w> <w id="4229888">constantiaeque</w> <w id="4229889">est</w> <w id="4229890">eius</w> <w id="4229891">quam</w><ref id="n8" target="ref8" /> <w id="4229892">in</w> <w id="4229893">amicitia</w> <w id="4229894">quaerimus</w>
<w id="4229895">fides</w> <w id="4229896">est</w>; <w id="4229898">nihil</w> <w id="4229899">est</w> <w id="4229900">enim</w> <w id="4229901">stabile</w>, <w id="4229903">quod</w> <w id="4229904">infidum</w> <w id="4229905">est</w>.
<reg><w id="4229907">simplicem</w></reg> <w id="4229908">praeterea</w> <w id="4229909">et</w> <w id="4229910">communem</w> <w id="4229911">et</w> <w id="4229912">consentientem</w>, <w id="4229914">id</w> <w id="4229915">est</w>, <w id="4229917">qui</w> <w id="4229918">rebus</w> <w id="4229919">isdem</w> <w id="4229920">moveatur</w>, <w id="4229922">elegi</w> <w id="4229923">par</w> <w id="4229924">est</w>;
<w id="4229926">quae</w> <w id="4229927">omnia</w> <w id="4229928">pertinent</w> <w id="4229929">ad</w> <w id="4229930">fidelitatem</w>. <reg><w id="4229932">neque</w></reg> <w id="4229933">enim</w>
<w id="4229934">fidum</w> <w id="4229935">potest</w> <w id="4229936">esse</w> <w id="4229937">multiplex</w> <w id="4229938">ingenium</w> <w id="4229939">et</w> <w id="4229940">tortuosum</w>,
<w id="4229942">neque</w> <w id="4229943">vero</w>, <w id="4229945">qui</w> <w id="4229946">non</w> <w id="4229947">isdem</w> <w id="4229948">rebus</w> <w id="4229949">movetur</w> <w id="4229950">naturaque</w>

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<w id="4229951">consentit</w>, <w id="4229953">aut</w> <w id="4229954">fidus</w> <w id="4229955">aut</w> <w id="4229956">stabilis</w> <w id="4229957">potest</w> <w id="4229958">esse</w>. <reg><w id="4229960">addendum</w></reg> <w id="4229961">eodem</w> <w id="4229962">est</w>, <w id="4229964">ut</w> <w id="4229965">ne</w> <w id="4229966">criminibus</w> <w id="4229967">aut</w> <w id="4229968">inferendis</w>
<w id="4229969">delectetur</w> <w id="4229970">aut</w> <w id="4229971">credat</w> <w id="4229972">oblatis</w>, <w id="4229974">quae</w> <w id="4229975">pertinent</w> <w id="4229976">omnia</w>
<w id="4229977">ad</w> <corr sic="ear"><w id="4229978">eam</w></corr>, <w id="4229980">quam</w> <w id="4229981">iam</w> <w id="4229982">dudum</w> <w id="4229983">tracto</w>, <w id="4229985">constantiam</w>. <reg><w id="4229987">ita</w></reg>
<w id="4229988">fit</w> <w id="4229989">verum</w> <w id="4229990">illud</w>, <w id="4229992">quod</w> <w id="4229993">initio</w> <w id="4229994">dixi</w>, <w id="4229996">amicitiam</w> <w id="4229997">nisi</w> <w id="4229998">inter</w>
<w id="4229999">bonos</w> <w id="4230000">esse</w> <w id="4230001">non</w> <w id="4230002">posse</w>.</p>
<p><reg><w id="4230004">est</w></reg> <w id="4230005">enim</w> <w id="4230006">boni</w> <w id="4230007">viri</w>, <w id="4230009">quem</w> <w id="4230010">eundem</w> <w id="4230011">sapientem</w> <w id="4230012">licet</w>
<w id="4230013">dicere</w>, <w id="4230015">haec</w> <w id="4230016">duo</w> <w id="4230017">tenere</w> <w id="4230018">in</w> <w id="4230019">amicitia</w>: <w id="4230020">primum</w>, <w id="4230022">ne</w>
<w id="4230023">quid</w> <w id="4230024">fictum</w> <w id="4230025">sit</w> <w id="4230026">neve</w> <w id="4230027">simulatum</w>; <w id="4230029">aperte</w> <w id="4230030">enim</w> <w id="4230031">vel</w>
<w id="4230032">odisse</w> <w id="4230033">magis</w> <w id="4230034">ingenui</w> <w id="4230035">est</w> <w id="4230036">quam</w> <w id="4230037">fronte</w> <w id="4230038">occultare</w>
<w id="4230039">sententiam</w>; <w id="4230041">deinde</w> <w id="4230042">non</w> <w id="4230043">solum</w> <w id="4230044">ab</w> <w id="4230045">aliquo</w> <w id="4230046">allatas</w>
<w id="4230047">criminationes</w> <w id="4230048">repellere</w>, <w id="4230050">sed</w> <w id="4230051">ne</w> <w id="4230052">ipsum</w> <w id="4230053">quidem</w> <w id="4230054">esse</w>
<w id="4230055">suspiciosum</w>, <w id="4230057">semper</w> <w id="4230058">aliquid</w> <w id="4230059">existimantem</w> <w id="4230060">ab</w> <w id="4230061">amico</w>
<w id="4230062">esse</w> <w id="4230063">violatum</w>.<milestone unit="section" n="66" /> <reg><w id="4230065">accedat</w></reg> <w id="4230066">huc</w> <w id="4230067">suavitas</w> <w id="4230068">quaedam</w>
<w id="4230069">oportet</w> <w id="4230070">sermonum</w> <w id="4230071">atque</w> <w id="4230072">morum</w>, <w id="4230074">haudquaquam</w>
<w id="4230075">mediocre</w> <w id="4230076">condimentum</w> <w id="4230077">amicitiae</w>. <reg><w id="4230079">tristitia</w></reg> <w id="4230080">autem</w>
<w id="4230081">et</w> <w id="4230082">in</w> <w id="4230083">omni</w> <w id="4230084">re</w> <w id="4230085">severitas</w> <w id="4230086">habet</w> <w id="4230087">illa</w> <w id="4230088">quidem</w> <w id="4230089">gravitatem</w>,
<w id="4230091">sed</w> <w id="4230092">amicitia</w> <w id="4230093">remissior</w> <w id="4230094">esse</w> <w id="4230095">debet</w> <w id="4230096">et</w> <w id="4230097">liberior</w> <w id="4230098">et</w> <w id="4230099">dulcior</w>
<w id="4230100">et</w> <w id="4230101">ad</w> <w id="4230102">omnem</w> <w id="4230103">comitatem</w> <w id="4230104">facilitatemque</w> <w id="4230105">proclivior</w>.</p>
<p><milestone unit="section" n="67" /><milestone unit="chapter" n="19" /><reg><w id="4230107">exsistit</w></reg> <w id="4230108">autem</w> <w id="4230109">hoc</w> <w id="4230110">loco</w> <w id="4230111">quaedam</w> <w id="4230112">quaestio</w>
<w id="4230113">subdifficilis</w>, <w id="4230115">num</w> <w id="4230116">quando</w> <w id="4230117">amici</w> <w id="4230118">novi</w>, <w id="4230120">digni</w> <w id="4230121">amicitia</w>,
<w id="4230123">veteribus</w> <w id="4230124">sint</w> <w id="4230125">anteponendi</w>, <w id="4230127">ut</w> <w id="4230128">equis</w> <w id="4230129">vetulis</w> <w id="4230130">teneros</w>
<w id="4230131">anteponere</w> <w id="4230132">solemus</w>. <reg><w id="4230134">indigna</w></reg> <w id="4230135">homine</w> <w id="4230136">dubitatio</w>;
<w id="4230138">non</w> <w id="4230139">enim</w> <w id="4230140">debent</w> <w id="4230141">esse</w> <w id="4230142">amicitiarum</w>, <w id="4230144">sicut</w> <w id="4230145">aliarum</w>
<w id="4230146">rerum</w>, <w id="4230148">satietates</w>; <w id="4230150">veterrima</w> <w id="4230151">quaeque</w>, <w id="4230153">ut</w> <w id="4230154">ea</w> <w id="4230155">vina</w>
<w id="4230156">quae</w> <w id="4230157">vetustatem</w> <w id="4230158">ferunt</w>, <w id="4230160">esse</w> <w id="4230161">debent</w> <w id="4230162">suavissima</w>,
<w id="4230164">verumque</w> <w id="4230165">illud</w> <w id="4230166">est</w>, <w id="4230168">quod</w> <w id="4230169">dicitur</w>, <w id="4230171">multos</w> <w id="4230172">modios</w>
<w id="4230173">salis</w> <w id="4230174">simul</w> <w id="4230175">edendos</w> <w id="4230176">esse</w>, <w id="4230178">ut</w> <w id="4230179">amicitiae</w> <w id="4230180">munus</w> <w id="4230181">expletum</w>

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<w id="4230182">sit</w>.<milestone unit="section" n="68" /> <reg><w id="4230184">novitates</w></reg> <w id="4230185">autem</w>, <w id="4230187">si</w> <w id="4230188">spem</w> <w id="4230189">afferunt</w>, <w id="4230191">ut</w> <w id="4230192">tamquam</w>
<w id="4230193">in</w> <w id="4230194">herbis</w> <w id="4230195">non</w> <w id="4230196">fallacibus</w> <w id="4230197">fructus</w> <w id="4230198">appareat</w>, <w id="4230200">non</w> <w id="4230201">sunt</w>
<w id="4230202">illae</w> <w id="4230203">quidem</w> <w id="4230204">repudiandae</w>, <w id="4230206">vetustas</w> <w id="4230207">tamen</w> <w id="4230208">suo</w> <w id="4230209">loco</w>
<w id="4230210">conservanda</w>; <w id="4230212">maxima</w> <w id="4230213">est</w> <w id="4230214">enim</w> <w id="4230215">vis</w> <w id="4230216">vetustatis</w> <w id="4230217">et</w>
<w id="4230218">consuetudinis</w>. <reg><w id="4230220">quin</w></reg> <w id="4230221">in</w> <w id="4230222">ipso</w><ref id="n9" target="ref9" /> <w id="4230223">equo</w>, <w id="4230225">cuius</w> <w id="4230226">modo</w> <w id="4230227">feci</w>
<w id="4230228">mentionem</w>, <w id="4230230">si</w> <w id="4230231">nulla</w> <w id="4230232">res</w> <w id="4230233">impediat</w>, <w id="4230235">nemo</w> <w id="4230236">est</w> <w id="4230237">quin</w> <w id="4230238">eo</w>,
<w id="4230240">quo</w> <w id="4230241">consuevit</w>, <w id="4230243">libentius</w> <w id="4230244">utatur</w> <w id="4230245">quam</w> <w id="4230246">intractato</w> <w id="4230247">et</w>
<w id="4230248">novo</w>; <w id="4230250">nec</w> <w id="4230251">vero</w> <w id="4230252">in</w> <w id="4230253">hoc</w>, <w id="4230255">quod</w> <w id="4230256">est</w> <w id="4230257">animal</w>, <w id="4230259">sed</w> <w id="4230260">in</w> <w id="4230261">eis</w>
<w id="4230262">etiam</w>, <w id="4230264">quae</w> <w id="4230265">sunt</w> <w id="4230266">inanima</w>, <w id="4230268">consuetudo</w> <w id="4230269">valet</w>, <w id="4230271">cum</w>
<w id="4230272">locis</w> <w id="4230273">ipsis</w> <w id="4230274">delectemur</w>, <w id="4230276">montuosis</w> <w id="4230277">etiam</w> <w id="4230278">et</w> <w id="4230279">silvestribus</w>, <w id="4230281">in</w> <w id="4230282">quibus</w> <w id="4230283">diutius</w> <w id="4230284">commorati</w> <w id="4230285">sumus</w>.</p>
<p><milestone unit="section" n="69" /><reg><w id="4230287">sed</w></reg> <w id="4230288">maximum</w> <w id="4230289">est</w> <w id="4230290">in</w> <w id="4230291">amicitia</w> <w id="4230292">superiorem</w> <w id="4230293">parem</w>
<w id="4230294">esse</w> <w id="4230295">inferiori</w>. <reg><w id="4230297">saepe</w></reg> <w id="4230298">enim</w> <w id="4230299">excellentiae</w> <w id="4230300">quaedam</w>
<w id="4230301">sunt</w>, <w id="4230303">qualis</w> <w id="4230304">erat</w> <w id="4230305">Scipionis</w> <w id="4230306">in</w> <w id="4230307">nostro</w>, <w id="4230309">ut</w> <w id="4230310">ita</w> <w id="4230311">dicam</w>,
<w id="4230313">grege</w>. <reg><w id="4230315">numquam</w></reg> <w id="4230316">se</w> <w id="4230317">ille</w> <w id="4230318">Philo</w>, <w id="4230320">numquam</w> <w id="4230321">Rupilio</w>,
<w id="4230323">numquam</w> <w id="4230324">Mummio</w> <w id="4230325">anteposuit</w>, <w id="4230327">numquam</w> <w id="4230328">inferioris</w>
<w id="4230329">ordinis</w> <w id="4230330">amicis</w>. <w id="4230332">Q</w>. <w id="4230334">vero</w> <w id="4230335">Maximum</w> <w id="4230336">fratrem</w>, <w id="4230338">egregium</w>
<w id="4230339">virum</w> <w id="4230340">omnino</w>, <w id="4230342">sibi</w> <w id="4230343">nequaquam</w> <w id="4230344">parem</w>, <w id="4230346">quod</w> <w id="4230347">is</w>
<w id="4230348">anteibat</w> <w id="4230349">aetate</w>, <w id="4230351">tamquam</w> <w id="4230352">superiorem</w> <w id="4230353">colebat</w> <w id="4230354">suosque</w> <w id="4230355">omnis</w> <w id="4230356">per</w> <w id="4230357">se</w> <w id="4230358">posse</w> <w id="4230359">esse</w> <w id="4230360">ampliores</w> <w id="4230361">volebat</w>.<milestone unit="section" n="70" /> <reg><w id="4230363">quod</w></reg>
<w id="4230364">faciendum</w> <w id="4230365">imitandumque</w> <w id="4230366">est</w> <w id="4230367">omnibus</w>, <w id="4230369">ut</w>, <w id="4230371">si</w> <w id="4230372">quam</w>
<w id="4230373">praestantiam</w> <w id="4230374">virtutis</w> <w id="4230375">ingeni</w> <w id="4230376">fortunae</w> <w id="4230377">consecuti</w> <w id="4230378">sunt</w>,
<w id="4230380">impertiant</w> <w id="4230381">ea</w> <w id="4230382">suis</w> <w id="4230383">communicentque</w> <w id="4230384">cum</w> <w id="4230385">proximis</w>;
<w id="4230387">ut</w>, <w id="4230389">si</w> <w id="4230390">parentibus</w> <w id="4230391">nati</w> <w id="4230392">sint</w> <w id="4230393">humilibus</w>, <w id="4230395">si</w> <w id="4230396">propinquos</w>
<w id="4230397">habeant</w> <w id="4230398">imbecilliore</w> <w id="4230399">vel</w> <w id="4230400">animo</w> <w id="4230401">vel</w> <w id="4230402">fortuna</w>, <w id="4230404">eorum</w>
<w id="4230405">augeant</w> <w id="4230406">opes</w> <w id="4230407">eisque</w> <w id="4230408">honori</w> <w id="4230409">sint</w> <w id="4230410">et</w> <w id="4230411">dignitati</w>. <reg><w id="4230413">ut</w></reg>
<w id="4230414">in</w> <w id="4230415">fabulis</w>, <w id="4230417">qui</w> <w id="4230418">aliquamdiu</w> <w id="4230419">propter</w> <w id="4230420">ignorationem</w>

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<w id="4230421">stirpis</w> <w id="4230422">et</w> <w id="4230423">generis</w> <w id="4230424">in</w> <w id="4230425">famulatu</w> <w id="4230426">fuerunt</w>, <w id="4230428">cum</w> <w id="4230429">cogniti</w>
<w id="4230430">sunt</w> <w id="4230431">et</w> <w id="4230432">aut</w> <w id="4230433">deorum</w> <w id="4230434">aut</w> <w id="4230435">regum</w> <w id="4230436">filii</w> <w id="4230437">inventi</w>, <w id="4230439">retinent</w>
<w id="4230440">tamen</w> <w id="4230441">caritatem</w> <w id="4230442">in</w> <w id="4230443">pastores</w>, <w id="4230445">quos</w> <w id="4230446">patres</w> <w id="4230447">multos</w>
<w id="4230448">annos</w> <w id="4230449">esse</w> <w id="4230450">duxerunt</w>. <reg><w id="4230452">quod</w></reg> <w id="4230453">est</w> <w id="4230454">multo</w> <w id="4230455">profecto</w>
<w id="4230456">magis</w> <w id="4230457">in</w> <w id="4230458">veris</w> <w id="4230459">patribus</w> <w id="4230460">certisque</w> <w id="4230461">faciendum</w>. <reg><w id="4230463">fructus</w></reg>
<w id="4230464">enim</w> <w id="4230465">ingeni</w> <w id="4230466">et</w> <w id="4230467">virtutis</w> <w id="4230468">omnisque</w> <w id="4230469">praestantiae</w> <w id="4230470">tum</w>
<w id="4230471">maximus</w> <w id="4230472">capitur</w>, <w id="4230474">cum</w> <w id="4230475">in</w> <w id="4230476">proximum</w> <w id="4230477">quemque</w> <w id="4230478">confertur</w>.</p>
<p><milestone unit="section" n="71" /><milestone unit="chapter" n="20" /><reg><w id="4230480">ut</w></reg> <w id="4230481">igitur</w> <w id="4230482">ei</w>, <w id="4230484">qui</w> <w id="4230485">sunt</w> <w id="4230486">in</w> <w id="4230487">amicitiae</w> <w id="4230488">coniunctionisque</w> <w id="4230489">necessitudine</w> <w id="4230490">superiores</w>, <w id="4230492">exaequare</w> <w id="4230493">se</w> <w id="4230494">cum</w>
<w id="4230495">inferioribus</w> <w id="4230496">debent</w>, <w id="4230498">sic</w> <w id="4230499">inferiores</w> <w id="4230500">non</w> <w id="4230501">dolere</w> <w id="4230502">se</w> <w id="4230503">a</w>
<w id="4230504">suis</w> <w id="4230505">aut</w> <w id="4230506">ingenio</w> <w id="4230507">aut</w> <w id="4230508">fortuna</w> <w id="4230509">aut</w> <w id="4230510">dignitate</w> <w id="4230511">superari</w>.
<reg><w id="4230513">quorum</w></reg> <w id="4230514">plerique</w> <w id="4230515">aut</w> <w id="4230516">queruntur</w> <w id="4230517">semper</w> <w id="4230518">aliquid</w> <w id="4230519">aut</w>
<w id="4230520">etiam</w> <w id="4230521">exprobrant</w>, <w id="4230523">eoque</w> <w id="4230524">magis</w> <w id="4230525">si</w> <w id="4230526">habere</w> <w id="4230527">se</w> <w id="4230528">putant</w>
<w id="4230529">quod</w> <w id="4230530">officiose</w> <w id="4230531">et</w> <w id="4230532">amice</w> <w id="4230533">et</w> <w id="4230534">cum</w> <w id="4230535">labore</w>, <w id="4230537">aliquo</w> <w id="4230538">suo</w>
<w id="4230539">factum</w> <w id="4230540">queant</w> <w id="4230541">dicere</w>. <reg><w id="4230543">odiosum</w></reg> <w id="4230544">sane</w> <w id="4230545">genus</w> <w id="4230546">hominum</w>
<w id="4230547">officia</w> <w id="4230548">exprobrantium</w>, <w id="4230550">quae</w> <w id="4230551">meminisse</w> <w id="4230552">debet</w> <w id="4230553">is</w>,
<w id="4230555">in</w> <w id="4230556">quem</w> <w id="4230557">collata</w> <w id="4230558">sunt</w>, <w id="4230560">non</w> <w id="4230561">commemorare</w> <w id="4230562">qui</w> <w id="4230563">contulit</w>.
<milestone unit="section" n="72" /><reg><w id="4230565">quam</w></reg> <w id="4230566">ob</w> <w id="4230567">rem</w>, <w id="4230569">ut</w> <w id="4230570">ei</w>, <w id="4230572">qui</w> <w id="4230573">superiores</w> <w id="4230574">sunt</w>, <w id="4230576">submittere</w>
<w id="4230577">se</w> <w id="4230578">debent</w> <w id="4230579">in</w> <w id="4230580">amicitia</w>, <w id="4230582">sic</w> <w id="4230583">quodam</w> <w id="4230584">modo</w> <w id="4230585">inferiores</w>
<w id="4230586">extollere</w>. <reg><w id="4230588">sunt</w></reg> <w id="4230589">enim</w> <w id="4230590">quidam</w> <w id="4230591">qui</w> <w id="4230592">molestas</w> <w id="4230593">amicitias</w>
<w id="4230594">faciunt</w> <w id="4230595">cum</w> <w id="4230596">ipsi</w> <w id="4230597">se</w> <w id="4230598">contemni</w> <w id="4230599">putant</w>—<w id="4230600">quod</w> <w id="4230601">non</w>
<w id="4230602">fere</w> <w id="4230603">contingit</w> <w id="4230604">nisi</w> <w id="4230605">eis</w> <w id="4230606">qui</w> <w id="4230607">etiam</w> <w id="4230608">contemnendos</w> <w id="4230609">se</w>
<w id="4230610">arbitrantur</w>; <w id="4230612">qui</w> <w id="4230613">hac</w> <w id="4230614">opinione</w> <w id="4230615">non</w> <w id="4230616">modo</w> <w id="4230617">verbis</w>, <w id="4230619">sed</w>
<w id="4230620">etiam</w> <w id="4230621">opera</w><ref id="n10" target="ref10" /> <w id="4230622">levandi</w> <w id="4230623">sunt</w>.<milestone unit="section" n="73" /> <reg><w id="4230625">tantum</w></reg> <w id="4230626">autem</w> <w id="4230627">cuique</w>
<w id="4230628">tribuendum</w>, <w id="4230630">primum</w> <w id="4230631">quantum</w> <w id="4230632">ipse</w> <w id="4230633">efficere</w> <w id="4230634">possis</w>,
<w id="4230636">deinde</w> <w id="4230637">etiam</w> <w id="4230638">quantum</w> <w id="4230639">ille</w>, <w id="4230641">quem</w> <w id="4230642">diligas</w> <w id="4230643">atque</w>

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<w id="4230644">adiuves</w>, <w id="4230646">sustinere</w>. <reg><w id="4230648">non</w></reg> <w id="4230649">enim</w> <w id="4230650">neque</w> <w id="4230651">tu</w> <w id="4230652">possis</w>,
<w id="4230654">quamvis</w> <w id="4230655">excellas</w>, <w id="4230657">omnis</w> <w id="4230658">tuos</w> <w id="4230659">ad</w> <w id="4230660">honores</w> <w id="4230661">amplissimos</w>
<w id="4230662">perducere</w>, <w id="4230664">ut</w> <w id="4230665">Scipio</w> <w id="4230666">P</w>. <w id="4230668">Rupilium</w> <w id="4230669">potuit</w> <w id="4230670">consulem</w>
<w id="4230671">efficere</w>, <w id="4230673">fratrem</w> <w id="4230674">eius</w> <w id="4230675">Lucium</w> <w id="4230676">non</w> <w id="4230677">potuit</w>. <reg><w id="4230679">quod</w></reg> <w id="4230680">si</w>
<w id="4230681">etiam</w> <w id="4230682">possis</w> <w id="4230683">quidvis</w> <w id="4230684">deferre</w> <w id="4230685">ad</w> <w id="4230686">alterum</w>, <w id="4230688">videndum</w>
<w id="4230689">est</w> <w id="4230690">tamen</w> <w id="4230691">quid</w> <w id="4230692">ille</w> <w id="4230693">possit</w> <w id="4230694">sustinere</w>.</p>
<p><milestone unit="section" n="74" /><reg><w id="4230696">omnino</w></reg> <w id="4230697">amicitiae</w> <w id="4230698">corroboratis</w> <w id="4230699">iam</w> <w id="4230700">confirmatisque</w>
<w id="4230701">et</w> <w id="4230702">ingeniis</w> <w id="4230703">et</w> <w id="4230704">aetatibus</w> <w id="4230705">iudicandae</w> <w id="4230706">sunt</w>; <w id="4230708">nec</w>, <w id="4230710">si</w> <w id="4230711">qui</w>
<w id="4230712">ineunte</w> <w id="4230713">aetate</w> <w id="4230714">venandi</w> <w id="4230715">aut</w> <w id="4230716">pilae</w> <w id="4230717">studiosi</w> <w id="4230718">fuerunt</w>,
<w id="4230720">eos</w> <w id="4230721">habere</w> <w id="4230722">necessarios</w>, <w id="4230724">quos</w> <w id="4230725">tum</w> <w id="4230726">eodem</w> <w id="4230727">studio</w> <w id="4230728">praeditos</w> <w id="4230729">dilexerunt</w>. <reg><w id="4230731">isto</w></reg> <w id="4230732">enim</w> <w id="4230733">modo</w> <w id="4230734">nutrices</w> <w id="4230735">et</w> <w id="4230736">paedagogi</w> <w id="4230737">iure</w> <w id="4230738">vetustatis</w> <w id="4230739">plurimum</w> <w id="4230740">benevolentiae</w> <w id="4230741">postulabunt</w>. <reg><w id="4230743">qui</w></reg> <w id="4230744">neglegendi</w> <w id="4230745">quidem</w> <w id="4230746">non</w> <w id="4230747">sunt</w>, <w id="4230749">sed</w> <w id="4230750">alio</w>
<w id="4230751">quodam</w> <w id="4230752">modo</w> <w id="4230753">aestimandi</w><ref id="n11" target="ref11" /> ; <w id="4230755">aliter</w> <w id="4230756">amicitiae</w> <w id="4230757">stabiles</w>
<w id="4230758">permanere</w> <w id="4230759">non</w> <w id="4230760">possunt</w>. <reg><w id="4230762">disparis</w></reg> <w id="4230763">enim</w> <w id="4230764">mores</w> <w id="4230765">disparia</w>
<w id="4230766">studia</w> <w id="4230767">sequuntur</w>, <w id="4230769">quorum</w> <w id="4230770">dissimilitudo</w> <w id="4230771">dissociat</w> <w id="4230772">amicitias</w>; <w id="4230774">nec</w> <w id="4230775">ob</w> <w id="4230776">aliam</w> <w id="4230777">causam</w> <w id="4230778">ullam</w> <w id="4230779">boni</w> <w id="4230780">improbis</w>,
<w id="4230782">improbi</w> <w id="4230783">bonis</w> <w id="4230784">amici</w> <w id="4230785">esse</w> <w id="4230786">non</w> <w id="4230787">possunt</w>, <w id="4230789">nisi</w> <w id="4230790">quod</w>
<w id="4230791">tanta</w> <w id="4230792">est</w> <w id="4230793">inter</w> <w id="4230794">eos</w>, <w id="4230796">quanta</w> <w id="4230797">maxima</w> <w id="4230798">potest</w> <w id="4230799">esse</w>,
<w id="4230801">morum</w> <w id="4230802">studiorumque</w> <w id="4230803">distantia</w>.</p>
<p><milestone unit="section" n="75" /><reg><w id="4230805">recte</w></reg> <w id="4230806">etiam</w> <w id="4230807">praecipi</w> <w id="4230808">potest</w> <w id="4230809">in</w> <w id="4230810">amicitiis</w>, <w id="4230812">ne</w> <w id="4230813">intemperata</w> <w id="4230814">quaedam</w> <w id="4230815">benevolentia</w>, <w id="4230817">quod</w> <w id="4230818">persaepe</w> <w id="4230819">fit</w>,
<w id="4230821">impediat</w> <w id="4230822">magnas</w> <w id="4230823">utilitates</w> <w id="4230824">amicorum</w>. <reg><w id="4230826">nec</w></reg> <w id="4230827">enim</w>,
<w id="4230829">ut</w> <w id="4230830">ad</w> <w id="4230831">fabulas</w> <w id="4230832">redeam</w>, <w id="4230834">Troiam</w> <w id="4230835">Neoptolemus</w> <w id="4230836">capere</w>

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<w id="4230837">potuisset</w>, <w id="4230839">si</w> <corr sic="Lycomeden"><w id="4230840">Lycomedem</w></corr>, <w id="4230842">apud</w> <w id="4230843">quem</w> <w id="4230844">erat</w> <w id="4230845">educatus</w>,
<w id="4230847">multis</w> <w id="4230848">cum</w> <w id="4230849">lacrimis</w> <w id="4230850">iter</w> <w id="4230851">suum</w> <w id="4230852">impedientem</w> <w id="4230853">audire</w>
<w id="4230854">voluisset</w>. <reg><w id="4230856">et</w></reg> <w id="4230857">saepe</w> <w id="4230858">incidunt</w> <w id="4230859">magnae</w> <w id="4230860">res</w>, <w id="4230862">ut</w> <w id="4230863">discedendum</w> <w id="4230864">sit</w> <w id="4230865">ab</w> <w id="4230866">amicis</w>; <w id="4230868">quas</w> <w id="4230869">qui</w> <w id="4230870">impedire</w> <w id="4230871">volt</w>,
<w id="4230873">quod</w> <w id="4230874">desiderium</w> <w id="4230875">non</w> <w id="4230876">facile</w> <w id="4230877">ferat</w>, <w id="4230879">is</w> <w id="4230880">et</w> <w id="4230881">infirmus</w> <w id="4230882">est</w>
<w id="4230883">mollisque</w> <w id="4230884">natura</w> <w id="4230885">et</w> <w id="4230886">ob</w> <w id="4230887">eam</w> <w id="4230888">ipsam</w> <w id="4230889">causam</w> <w id="4230890">in</w> <w id="4230891">amicitia</w>
<w id="4230892">parum</w> <w id="4230893">iustus</w>.<milestone unit="section" n="76" /> <reg><w id="4230895">atque</w></reg> <w id="4230896">in</w> <w id="4230897">omni</w> <w id="4230898">re</w> <w id="4230899">considerandum</w> <w id="4230900">est</w>
<w id="4230901">et</w> <w id="4230902">quid</w> <w id="4230903">postules</w> <w id="4230904">ab</w> <w id="4230905">amico</w> <w id="4230906">et</w> <w id="4230907">quid</w> <w id="4230908">patiare</w> <w id="4230909">a</w> <w id="4230910">te</w>
<w id="4230911">impetrari</w>.</p>
<p><milestone unit="chapter" n="21" /><reg><w id="4230913">est</w></reg> <w id="4230914">etiam</w> <w id="4230915">quaedam</w> <w id="4230916">calamitas</w> <w id="4230917">in</w> <w id="4230918">amicitiis</w>
<w id="4230919">dimittendis</w> <w id="4230920">non</w> <w id="4230921">numquam</w> <w id="4230922">necessaria</w>—<w id="4230923">iam</w> <w id="4230924">enim</w> <w id="4230925">a</w>
<w id="4230926">sapientium</w> <w id="4230927">familiaritatibus</w> <w id="4230928">ad</w> <w id="4230929">volgaris</w> <w id="4230930">amicitias</w>
<w id="4230931">oratio</w> <w id="4230932">nostra</w> <w id="4230933">delabitur</w>. <reg><w id="4230935">erumpunt</w></reg> <w id="4230936">saepe</w> <w id="4230937">vitia</w>
<w id="4230938">amicorum</w> <corr sic="tur"><w id="4230939">tum</w></corr> <w id="4230940">in</w> <w id="4230941">ipsos</w> <w id="4230942">amicos</w>, <corr sic="tur"><w id="4230944">tum</w></corr> <w id="4230945">in</w> <w id="4230946">alienos</w>,
<w id="4230948">quorum</w> <w id="4230949">tamen</w> <w id="4230950">ad</w> <w id="4230951">amicos</w> <w id="4230952">redundet</w> <w id="4230953">infamia</w>. <reg><w id="4230955">tales</w></reg>
<w id="4230956">igitur</w> <w id="4230957">amicitiae</w> <w id="4230958">sunt</w> <w id="4230959">remissione</w> <w id="4230960">usus</w> <w id="4230961">eluendae</w> <w id="4230962">et</w>,
<w id="4230964">ut</w> <w id="4230965">Catonem</w> <w id="4230966">dicere</w> <w id="4230967">audivi</w>, <w id="4230969">dissuendae</w> <w id="4230970">magis</w> <w id="4230971">quam</w>
<w id="4230972">discindendae</w>, <w id="4230974">nisi</w> <w id="4230975">quaedam</w> <w id="4230976">admodum</w> <w id="4230977">intolerabilis</w>
<w id="4230978">iniuria</w> <w id="4230979">exarserit</w>, <w id="4230981">ut</w> <w id="4230982">neque</w> <w id="4230983">rectum</w> <w id="4230984">neque</w> <w id="4230985">honestum</w>
<w id="4230986">sit</w> <w id="4230987">nec</w> <w id="4230988">fieri</w> <w id="4230989">possit</w> <w id="4230990">ut</w> <w id="4230991">non</w> <w id="4230992">statim</w> <w id="4230993">alienatio</w> <w id="4230994">disiunctioque</w> <w id="4230995">facienda</w> <w id="4230996">sit</w>.</p>
<p><milestone unit="section" n="77" /><reg><w id="4230998">sin</w></reg> <w id="4230999">autem</w> <w id="4231000">aut</w> <w id="4231001">morum</w> <w id="4231002">aut</w> <w id="4231003">studiorum</w> <w id="4231004">commutatio</w>
<w id="4231005">quaedam</w>, <w id="4231007">ut</w> <w id="4231008">fieri</w> <w id="4231009">solet</w>, <w id="4231011">facta</w> <w id="4231012">erit</w>, <w id="4231014">aut</w> <w id="4231015">in</w> <w id="4231016">rei</w> <w id="4231017">publicae</w>
<w id="4231018">partibus</w> <w id="4231019">dissensio</w> <w id="4231020">intercesserit</w> (<w id="4231021">loquor</w> <w id="4231022">enim</w> <w id="4231023">iam</w>,

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<w id="4231025">ut</w> <w id="4231026">paulo</w> <w id="4231027">ante</w> <w id="4231028">dixi</w>, <w id="4231030">non</w> <w id="4231031">de</w> <w id="4231032">sapientium</w>, <w id="4231034">sed</w> <w id="4231035">de</w> <w id="4231036">communibus</w> <w id="4231037">amicitiis</w>) <w id="4231038">cavendum</w> <w id="4231039">erit</w> <w id="4231040">ne</w> <w id="4231041">non</w> <w id="4231042">solum</w>
<w id="4231043">amicitiae</w> <w id="4231044">depositae</w>, <w id="4231046">sed</w> <w id="4231047">etiam</w> <w id="4231048">inimicitiae</w> <w id="4231049">susceptae</w>
<w id="4231050">videantur</w>. <reg><w id="4231052">nihil</w></reg> <w id="4231053">enim</w> <w id="4231054">est</w> <w id="4231055">turpius</w> <w id="4231056">quam</w> <w id="4231057">cum</w> <w id="4231058">eo</w>
<w id="4231059">bellum</w> <w id="4231060">gerere</w>, <w id="4231062">quocum</w> <w id="4231063">familiariter</w> <w id="4231064">vixeris</w>. <reg><w id="4231066">ab</w></reg>
<w id="4231067">amicitia</w> <w id="4231068">Q</w>. <w id="4231070">Pompei</w> <w id="4231071">meo</w> <w id="4231072">nomine</w> <w id="4231073">se</w> <w id="4231074">removerat</w>, <w id="4231076">ut</w>
<w id="4231077">scitis</w>, <w id="4231079">Scipio</w>; <w id="4231081">propter</w> <corr sic="dissensicnem"><w id="4231082">dissensionem</w></corr> <w id="4231083">autem</w>, <w id="4231085">quae</w>
<w id="4231086">erat</w> <w id="4231087">in</w> <w id="4231088">re</w> <w id="4231089">publica</w>, <w id="4231091">alienatus</w> <w id="4231092">est</w> <w id="4231093">a</w> <w id="4231094">collega</w> <w id="4231095">nostro</w>
<w id="4231096">Metello</w>; <w id="4231098">utrumque</w> <w id="4231099">egit</w> <w id="4231100">graviter</w> <w id="4231101">ac</w> <w id="4231102">moderate</w><ref id="n12" target="ref12" /> <w id="4231103">et</w>
<w id="4231104">offensione</w> <w id="4231105">animi</w> <w id="4231106">non</w> <w id="4231107">acerba</w>.<milestone unit="section" n="78" /> <reg><w id="4231109">quam</w></reg> <w id="4231110">ob</w> <w id="4231111">rem</w> <w id="4231112">primum</w>
<w id="4231113">danda</w> <w id="4231114">opera</w> <w id="4231115">est</w> <w id="4231116">ne</w> <w id="4231117">qua</w> <w id="4231118">amicorum</w> <w id="4231119">discidia</w> <w id="4231120">fiant</w>, <w id="4231122">sin</w>
<w id="4231123">tale</w> <w id="4231124">aliquid</w> <w id="4231125">evenerit</w>, <w id="4231127">ut</w> <w id="4231128">exstinctae</w> <w id="4231129">potius</w> <w id="4231130">amicitiae</w>
<w id="4231131">quam</w> <w id="4231132">oppressae</w> <w id="4231133">esse</w> <w id="4231134">videantur</w>. <reg><w id="4231136">cavendum</w></reg> <w id="4231137">vero</w>
<w id="4231138">ne</w> <w id="4231139">etiam</w> <w id="4231140">in</w> <w id="4231141">gravis</w> <w id="4231142">inimicitias</w> <w id="4231143">convertant</w> <w id="4231144">se</w> <w id="4231145">amicitiae</w>
<w id="4231146">ex</w> <w id="4231147">quibus</w> <w id="4231148">iurgia</w> <w id="4231149">maledicta</w> <w id="4231150">contumeliae</w> <w id="4231151">gignuntur</w>.
<reg><w id="4231153">quae</w></reg> <w id="4231154">tamen</w> <w id="4231155">si</w> <w id="4231156">tolerabiles</w> <w id="4231157">erunt</w>, <w id="4231159">ferendae</w> <w id="4231160">sunt</w> <w id="4231161">et</w>
<corr sic="hie"><w id="4231162">hic</w></corr> <w id="4231163">honos</w> <w id="4231164">veteri</w> <w id="4231165">amicitiae</w> <w id="4231166">tribuendus</w>, <w id="4231168">ut</w> <w id="4231169">is</w> <w id="4231170">in</w> <w id="4231171">culpa</w>
<w id="4231172">sit</w> <w id="4231173">qui</w> <w id="4231174">faciat</w>, <w id="4231176">non</w> <w id="4231177">is</w> <w id="4231178">qui</w> <w id="4231179">patiatur</w>, <w id="4231181">iniuriam</w>.</p>
<p><reg><w id="4231183">omnino</w></reg> <w id="4231184">omnium</w> <w id="4231185">horum</w> <w id="4231186">vitiorum</w> <w id="4231187">atque</w> <w id="4231188">incommodorum</w> <w id="4231189">una</w> <w id="4231190">cautio</w> <w id="4231191">est</w> <w id="4231192">atque</w> <w id="4231193">una</w> <w id="4231194">provisio</w>, <w id="4231196">ut</w> <w id="4231197">ne</w>
<w id="4231198">nimis</w> <w id="4231199">cito</w> <w id="4231200">diligere</w> <w id="4231201">incipiant</w> <w id="4231202">neve</w> <w id="4231203">non</w> <w id="4231204">dignos</w>.<milestone unit="section" n="79" /> <reg><w id="4231206">digni</w></reg>
<w id="4231207">autem</w> <w id="4231208">sunt</w> <w id="4231209">amicitia</w>, <w id="4231211">quibus</w> <w id="4231212">in</w> <w id="4231213">ipsis</w> <w id="4231214">inest</w> <w id="4231215">causa</w> <w id="4231216">cur</w>
<w id="4231217">diligantur</w>. <reg><w id="4231219">rarum</w></reg> <w id="4231220">genus</w>! <w id="4231221">et</w> <w id="4231222">quidem</w> <w id="4231223">omnia</w> <w id="4231224">praeclara</w>,
<w id="4231226">rara</w>, <w id="4231228">nec</w> <w id="4231229">quicquam</w> <w id="4231230">difficilius</w> <w id="4231231">quam</w> <w id="4231232">reperire</w> <w id="4231233">quod</w> <w id="4231234">sit</w>
<w id="4231235">omni</w> <w id="4231236">ex</w> <w id="4231237">parte</w> <w id="4231238">in</w> <w id="4231239">suo</w> <w id="4231240">genere</w> <w id="4231241">perfectum</w>. <reg><w id="4231243">sed</w></reg> <w id="4231244">plerique</w>
<w id="4231245">neque</w> <w id="4231246">in</w> <w id="4231247">rebus</w> <w id="4231248">humanis</w> <w id="4231249">quicquam</w> <w id="4231250">bonum</w> <w id="4231251">norunt</w> <w id="4231252">nisi</w>

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<w id="4231253">quod</w> <w id="4231254">fructuosum</w> <w id="4231255">sit</w>, <w id="4231257">et</w> <w id="4231258">amicos</w> <w id="4231259">tamquam</w> <w id="4231260">pecudes</w> <w id="4231261">eos</w>
<w id="4231262">potissimum</w> <w id="4231263">diligunt</w>, <w id="4231265">ex</w> <w id="4231266">quibus</w> <w id="4231267">sperant</w> <w id="4231268">se</w> <w id="4231269">maximum</w>
<w id="4231270">fructum</w> <w id="4231271">esse</w> <w id="4231272">capturos</w>.<milestone unit="section" n="80" /> <reg><w id="4231274">ita</w></reg> <w id="4231275">pulcherrima</w> <w id="4231276">illa</w> <w id="4231277">et</w>
<w id="4231278">maxime</w> <w id="4231279">naturali</w> <w id="4231280">carent</w> <w id="4231281">amicitia</w> <w id="4231282">per</w> <w id="4231283">se</w> <w id="4231284">et</w> <w id="4231285">propter</w>
<w id="4231286">se</w> <w id="4231287">expetita</w>,<w id="4231289">nec</w> <w id="4231290">ipsi</w> <w id="4231291">sibi</w> <w id="4231292">exemplo</w> <w id="4231293">sunt</w>, <w id="4231295">haec</w> <w id="4231296">vis</w>
<w id="4231297">amicitiae</w> <w id="4231298">et</w> <w id="4231299">qualis</w> <w id="4231300">et</w> <w id="4231301">quanta</w> <w id="4231302">sit</w>. <reg><w id="4231304">ipse</w></reg> <w id="4231305">enim</w> <w id="4231306">se</w>
<w id="4231307">quisque</w> <w id="4231308">diligit</w>, <w id="4231310">non</w> <w id="4231311">ut</w> <w id="4231312">aliquam</w> <w id="4231313">a</w> <w id="4231314">se</w> <w id="4231315">ipse</w> <w id="4231316">mercedem</w>
<w id="4231317">exigat</w> <w id="4231318">caritatis</w> <w id="4231319">suae</w>, <w id="4231321">sed</w> <w id="4231322">quod</w> <w id="4231323">per</w> <w id="4231324">se</w> <w id="4231325">quisque</w> <w id="4231326">sibi</w>
<w id="4231327">carus</w> <w id="4231328">est</w>; <w id="4231330">quod</w> <w id="4231331">nisi</w> <w id="4231332">idem</w> <w id="4231333">in</w> <w id="4231334">amicitiam</w> <w id="4231335">transferetur</w>,
<w id="4231337">verus</w> <w id="4231338">amicus</w> <w id="4231339">numquam</w> <w id="4231340">reperietur</w>: <w id="4231341">est</w> <w id="4231342">enim</w> <w id="4231343">is</w>
<w id="4231344">qui</w> <w id="4231345">est</w> <w id="4231346">tamquam</w> <w id="4231347">alter</w> <w id="4231348">idem</w>.</p>
<p><milestone unit="section" n="81" /><reg><w id="4231350">quod</w></reg> <w id="4231351">si</w> <w id="4231352">hoc</w> <w id="4231353">apparet</w> <w id="4231354">in</w> <w id="4231355">bestiis</w>, <w id="4231357">volucribus</w> <w id="4231358">nantibus</w>
<w id="4231359">agrestibus</w>, <w id="4231361">cicuribus</w> <w id="4231362">feris</w>, <w id="4231364">primum</w> <w id="4231365">ut</w> <w id="4231366">se</w> <w id="4231367">ipsae</w> <w id="4231368">diligant</w>—<w id="4231369">id</w> <w id="4231370">enim</w> <w id="4231371">pariter</w> <w id="4231372">cum</w> <w id="4231373">omni</w> <w id="4231374">animante</w> <w id="4231375">nascitur</w>
—<w id="4231376">deinde</w>, <w id="4231378">ut</w> <w id="4231379">requirant</w> <w id="4231380">atque</w> <w id="4231381">appetant</w> <w id="4231382">ad</w> <w id="4231383">quas</w> <w id="4231384">se</w>
<w id="4231385">applicent</w> <w id="4231386">eiusdem</w> <w id="4231387">generis</w> <w id="4231388">animantis</w>—<w id="4231389">idque</w> <w id="4231390">faciant</w>
<corr sic="oum"><w id="4231391">cum</w></corr> <w id="4231392">desiderio</w> <w id="4231393">et</w> <w id="4231394">cum</w> <w id="4231395">quadam</w> <w id="4231396">similitudine</w> <w id="4231397">amoris</w>
<w id="4231398">humani</w>—<w id="4231399">quanto</w> <w id="4231400">id</w> <w id="4231401">magis</w> <w id="4231402">in</w> <w id="4231403">homine</w> <w id="4231404">fit</w> <w id="4231405">natura</w>, <w id="4231407">qui</w>
<w id="4231408">et</w> <w id="4231409">se</w> <w id="4231410">ipse</w> <w id="4231411">diligit</w> <w id="4231412">et</w> <w id="4231413">alterum</w> <w id="4231414">anquirit</w>, <w id="4231416">cuius</w> <w id="4231417">animum</w>
<w id="4231418">ita</w> <w id="4231419">cum</w> <w id="4231420">suo</w> <w id="4231421">misceat</w>, <w id="4231423">ut</w> <w id="4231424">efficiat</w> <w id="4231425">paene</w> <w id="4231426">unum</w> <w id="4231427">ex</w>
<w id="4231428">duobus</w>!</p>
<p><milestone unit="section" n="82" /><milestone unit="chapter" n="22" /><reg><w id="4231429">sed</w></reg> <w id="4231430">plerique</w> <w id="4231431">perverse</w>, <w id="4231433">ne</w> <w id="4231434">dicam</w> <w id="4231435">impudenter</w>, <w id="4231437">habere</w> <w id="4231438">talem</w> <w id="4231439">amicum</w> <w id="4231440">volunt</w>, <w id="4231442">quales</w> <w id="4231443">ipsi</w>
<w id="4231444">esse</w> <w id="4231445">non</w> <w id="4231446">possunt</w>, <w id="4231448">quaeque</w> <w id="4231449">ipsi</w> <w id="4231450">non</w> <w id="4231451">tribuunt</w> <w id="4231452">amicis</w>,
<w id="4231454">haec</w> <w id="4231455">ab</w> <w id="4231456">eis</w> <w id="4231457">desiderant</w>. <reg><w id="4231459">par</w></reg> <w id="4231460">est</w> <w id="4231461">autem</w> <w id="4231462">primum</w> <w id="4231463">ipsum</w>
<w id="4231464">esse</w> <w id="4231465">virum</w> <w id="4231466">bonum</w>, <w id="4231468">tum</w> <w id="4231469">alterum</w> <w id="4231470">similem</w> <w id="4231471">sui</w> <w id="4231472">quaerere</w>.
<reg><w id="4231474">in</w></reg> <w id="4231475">talibus</w> <w id="4231476">ea</w>, <w id="4231478">quam</w> <w id="4231479">iam</w> <w id="4231480">dudum</w> <w id="4231481">tractamus</w>, <w id="4231483">stabilitas</w>

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<w id="4231484">amicitiae</w> <w id="4231485">confirmari</w> <w id="4231486">potest</w>, <w id="4231488">cum</w> <w id="4231489">homines</w> <w id="4231490">benevolentia</w> <w id="4231491">coniuncti</w> <w id="4231492">primum</w> <w id="4231493">cupiditatibus</w> <w id="4231494">eis</w> <w id="4231495">quibus</w> <w id="4231496">ceteri</w>
<w id="4231497">serviunt</w> <w id="4231498">imperabunt</w>; <w id="4231500">deinde</w> <w id="4231501">aequitate</w> <w id="4231502">iustitiaque</w>
<w id="4231503">gaudebunt</w> <w id="4231504">omniaque</w> <w id="4231505">alter</w> <w id="4231506">pro</w> <w id="4231507">altero</w> <w id="4231508">suscipiet</w>; <w id="4231510">neque</w>
<w id="4231511">quicquam</w> <w id="4231512">umquam</w> <w id="4231513">nisi</w> <w id="4231514">honestum</w> <w id="4231515">et</w> <w id="4231516">rectum</w> <w id="4231517">alter</w> <w id="4231518">ab</w>
<w id="4231519">altero</w> <w id="4231520">postulabit</w>, <w id="4231522">neque</w> <w id="4231523">solum</w> <w id="4231524">colent</w> <w id="4231525">inter</w> <w id="4231526">se</w> <w id="4231527">ac</w>
<w id="4231528">diligent</w>, <w id="4231530">sed</w> <w id="4231531">etiam</w> <w id="4231532">verebuntur</w>. <reg><w id="4231534">nam</w></reg> <w id="4231535">maximum</w>
<w id="4231536">ornamentum</w> <w id="4231537">amicitiae</w> <w id="4231538">tollit</w>, <w id="4231540">qui</w> <w id="4231541">ex</w> <w id="4231542">ea</w> <w id="4231543">tollit</w> <w id="4231544">verecundiam</w>.<milestone unit="section" n="83" /> <reg><w id="4231546">itaque</w></reg> <w id="4231547">in</w> <w id="4231548">eis</w> <w id="4231549">perniciosus</w> <w id="4231550">est</w> <w id="4231551">error</w>, <w id="4231553">qui</w>
<w id="4231554">existimant</w> <w id="4231555">libidinum</w> <w id="4231556">peccatorumque</w> <w id="4231557">omnium</w> <w id="4231558">patere</w>
<w id="4231559">in</w> <w id="4231560">amicitia</w> <w id="4231561">licentiam</w>. <reg><w id="4231563">virtutum</w></reg> <w id="4231564">amicitia</w> <w id="4231565">adiutrix</w>
<w id="4231566">a</w> <w id="4231567">natura</w> <w id="4231568">data</w> <w id="4231569">est</w>, <w id="4231571">non</w> <w id="4231572">vitiorum</w> <w id="4231573">comes</w>, <w id="4231575">ut</w>, <w id="4231577">quoniam</w>
<w id="4231578">solitaria</w> <w id="4231579">non</w> <w id="4231580">posset</w> <w id="4231581">virtus</w> <w id="4231582">ad</w> <w id="4231583">ea</w> <w id="4231584">quae</w> <w id="4231585">summa</w> <w id="4231586">sunt</w>
<w id="4231587">pervenire</w>, <w id="4231589">coniuncta</w> <w id="4231590">et</w> <w id="4231591">consociata</w> <w id="4231592">cum</w> <w id="4231593">altera</w> <w id="4231594">perveniret</w>. <reg><w id="4231596">quae</w></reg> <w id="4231597">si</w> <w id="4231598">quos</w> <w id="4231599">inter</w> <w id="4231600">societas</w> <w id="4231601">aut</w> <w id="4231602">est</w> <w id="4231603">aut</w> <w id="4231604">fuit</w>
<w id="4231605">aut</w> <w id="4231606">futura</w> <w id="4231607">est</w>, <w id="4231609">eorum</w> <w id="4231610">est</w> <w id="4231611">habendus</w> <w id="4231612">ad</w> <w id="4231613">summum</w>
<w id="4231614">naturae</w> <w id="4231615">bonum</w> <w id="4231616">optimus</w> <w id="4231617">beatissimusque</w> <w id="4231618">comitatus</w>.
<milestone unit="section" n="84" /><reg><w id="4231620">haec</w></reg> <w id="4231621">est</w>, <w id="4231623">inquam</w>, <w id="4231625">societas</w>, <w id="4231627">in</w> <w id="4231628">qua</w> <w id="4231629">omnia</w> <w id="4231630">insunt</w>,
<w id="4231632">quae</w> <w id="4231633">putant</w> <w id="4231634">homines</w> <w id="4231635">expetenda</w>—<w id="4231636">honestas</w> <w id="4231637">gloria</w>
<w id="4231638">tranquillitas</w> <w id="4231639">animi</w> <w id="4231640">atque</w> <w id="4231641">iucunditas</w>; <w id="4231643">ut</w> <w id="4231644">et</w>, <w id="4231646">cum</w>
<w id="4231647">haec</w> <w id="4231648">adsint</w>, <w id="4231650">beata</w> <w id="4231651">vita</w> <w id="4231652">sit</w>, <w id="4231654">et</w> <w id="4231655">sine</w> <w id="4231656">his</w> <w id="4231657">esse</w> <w id="4231658">non</w> <w id="4231659">possit</w></p>
<p><reg><w id="4231660">quod</w></reg> <w id="4231661">cum</w> <w id="4231662">optimum</w> <w id="4231663">maximumque</w> <w id="4231664">sit</w>, <w id="4231666">si</w> <w id="4231667">id</w> <w id="4231668">volumus</w>
<w id="4231669">adipisci</w>, <w id="4231671">virtuti</w> <w id="4231672">opera</w> <w id="4231673">danda</w> <w id="4231674">est</w>, <w id="4231676">sine</w> <w id="4231677">qua</w> <w id="4231678">nec</w> <w id="4231679">amicitiam</w> <w id="4231680">neque</w> <w id="4231681">ullam</w> <w id="4231682">rem</w> <w id="4231683">expetendam</w> <w id="4231684">consequi</w> <w id="4231685">possumus</w>; <w id="4231687">ea</w> <w id="4231688">vero</w> <w id="4231689">neglecta</w> <w id="4231690">qui</w> <w id="4231691">se</w> <w id="4231692">amicos</w> <w id="4231693">habere</w>
<w id="4231694">arbitrantur</w>, <corr sic="tur"><w id="4231696">tum</w></corr> <w id="4231697">se</w> <w id="4231698">denique</w> <w id="4231699">errasse</w> <w id="4231700">sentiunt</w>, <w id="4231702">cum</w>
<w id="4231703">eos</w> <w id="4231704">gravis</w> <w id="4231705">aliquis</w> <w id="4231706">casus</w> <w id="4231707">experiri</w> <w id="4231708">cogit</w>.<milestone unit="section" n="85" /> <reg><w id="4231710">quocirca</w></reg>,
<w id="4231712">dicendum</w> <w id="4231713">est</w> <w id="4231714">enim</w> <w id="4231715">saepius</w>, <w id="4231717">cum</w> <w id="4231718">iudicaris</w>, <w id="4231720">diligere</w>

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<w id="4231721">oportet</w>; <w id="4231723">non</w>, <w id="4231725">cum</w> <w id="4231726">dilexeris</w>, <w id="4231728">iudicare</w>. <reg><w id="4231730">sed</w></reg> <w id="4231731">cum</w>
<w id="4231732">multis</w> <w id="4231733">in</w> <w id="4231734">rebus</w> <w id="4231735">neglegentia</w> <w id="4231736">plectimur</w>, <w id="4231738">tum</w> <w id="4231739">maxime</w>
<w id="4231740">in</w> <w id="4231741">amicis</w> <w id="4231742">et</w> <w id="4231743">diligendis</w> <w id="4231744">et</w> <w id="4231745">colendis</w>; <w id="4231747">praeposteris</w>
<w id="4231748">enim</w> <w id="4231749">utimur</w> <w id="4231750">consiliis</w> <w id="4231751">et</w> <w id="4231752">acta</w> <w id="4231753">agimus</w>, <w id="4231755">quod</w> <w id="4231756">vetamur</w>
<w id="4231757">vetere</w> <w id="4231758">proverbio</w>. <reg><w id="4231760">nam</w></reg>, <w id="4231762">implicati</w> <w id="4231763">ultro</w> <w id="4231764">et</w> <w id="4231765">citro</w> <w id="4231766">vel</w>
<w id="4231767">usu</w> <w id="4231768">diuturno</w> <w id="4231769">vel</w> <w id="4231770">etiam</w> <w id="4231771">officiis</w>, <w id="4231773">repente</w> <w id="4231774">in</w> <w id="4231775">medio</w>
<w id="4231776">cursu</w> <w id="4231777">amicitias</w> <w id="4231778">exorta</w> <w id="4231779">aliqua</w> <w id="4231780">offensione</w> <w id="4231781">disrumpimus</w>.</p>
<p><milestone unit="section" n="86" /><milestone unit="chapter" n="23" /><reg><w id="4231783">quo</w></reg> <w id="4231784">etiam</w> <w id="4231785">magis</w> <w id="4231786">vituperanda</w> <w id="4231787">est</w> <w id="4231788">rei</w>
<w id="4231789">maxime</w> <w id="4231790">necessariae</w> <w id="4231791">tanta</w> <w id="4231792">incuria</w>. <reg><w id="4231794">una</w></reg> <w id="4231795">est</w> <w id="4231796">enim</w>
<w id="4231797">amicitia</w> <w id="4231798">in</w> <w id="4231799">rebus</w> <w id="4231800">humanis</w>, <w id="4231802">de</w> <w id="4231803">cuius</w> <w id="4231804">utilitate</w> <w id="4231805">omnes</w>
<w id="4231806">uno</w> <w id="4231807">ore</w> <w id="4231808">consentiunt</w>; <w id="4231810">quamquam</w> <w id="4231811">a</w> <w id="4231812">multis</w> <w id="4231813">virtus</w>
<w id="4231814">ipsa</w> <w id="4231815">contemnitur</w> <w id="4231816">et</w> <w id="4231817">venditatio</w> <w id="4231818">quaedam</w> <w id="4231819">atque</w> <w id="4231820">ostentatio</w> <w id="4231821">esse</w> <w id="4231822">dicitur</w>; <w id="4231824">multi</w> <w id="4231825">divitias</w> <w id="4231826">despiciunt</w>, <w id="4231828">quos</w>
<w id="4231829">parvo</w> <w id="4231830">contentos</w> <w id="4231831">tenuis</w> <w id="4231832">victus</w> <w id="4231833">cultusque</w> <w id="4231834">delectat</w>;
<w id="4231836">honores</w> <w id="4231837">vero</w>, <w id="4231839">quorum</w> <w id="4231840">cupiditate</w> <w id="4231841">quidam</w> <w id="4231842">inflammantur</w>, <w id="4231844">quam</w> <w id="4231845">multi</w> <w id="4231846">ita</w> <w id="4231847">contemnunt</w>, <w id="4231849">ut</w> <w id="4231850">nihil</w> <w id="4231851">inanius</w>,
<w id="4231853">nihil</w> <w id="4231854">esse</w> <w id="4231855">levius</w> <w id="4231856">existiment</w>! <reg><w id="4231857">itemque</w></reg> <w id="4231858">cetera</w>, <w id="4231860">quae</w>
<w id="4231861">quibusdam</w> <w id="4231862">admirabilia</w> <w id="4231863">videntur</w>, <w id="4231865">permulti</w> <w id="4231866">sunt</w> <w id="4231867">qui</w>
<w id="4231868">pro</w> <w id="4231869">nihilo</w> <w id="4231870">putent</w>. <name><w id="4231872">De</w></name> <w id="4231873">amicitia</w> <w id="4231874">omnes</w> <w id="4231875">ad</w> <w id="4231876">unum</w> <w id="4231877">idem</w>
<w id="4231878">sentiunt</w>; <w id="4231880">et</w> <w id="4231881">ei</w> <w id="4231882">qui</w> <w id="4231883">ad</w> <w id="4231884">rem</w> <w id="4231885">publicam</w> <w id="4231886">se</w> <w id="4231887">contulerunt</w>,
<w id="4231889">et</w> <w id="4231890">ei</w> <w id="4231891">qui</w> <w id="4231892">rerum</w> <w id="4231893">cognitione</w> <w id="4231894">doctrinaque</w> <w id="4231895">delectantur</w>,
<w id="4231897">et</w> <w id="4231898">ei</w> <w id="4231899">qui</w> <w id="4231900">suum</w> <w id="4231901">negotium</w> <w id="4231902">gerunt</w> <w id="4231903">otiosi</w>; <w id="4231905">postremo</w>
<w id="4231906">ei</w> <w id="4231907">qui</w> <w id="4231908">se</w> <w id="4231909">totos</w> <w id="4231910">tradiderunt</w> <w id="4231911">voluptatibus</w>, <w id="4231913">sine</w> <w id="4231914">amicitia</w>

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<w id="4231915">vitam</w> <w id="4231916">esse</w> <w id="4231917">nullam</w>, <w id="4231919">si</w> <w id="4231920">modo</w> <w id="4231921">velint</w> <w id="4231922">aliqua</w> <w id="4231923">ex</w> <w id="4231924">parte</w>
<w id="4231925">liberaliter</w> <w id="4231926">vivere</w>.<milestone unit="section" n="87" /> <reg><w id="4231928">serpit</w></reg> <w id="4231929">enim</w> <w id="4231930">nescio</w> <w id="4231931">quo</w> <w id="4231932">modo</w> <w id="4231933">per</w>
<w id="4231934">omnium</w> <w id="4231935">vitas</w> <w id="4231936">amicitia</w> <w id="4231937">nec</w> <w id="4231938">ullam</w> <w id="4231939">aetatis</w> <w id="4231940">degendae</w>
<w id="4231941">rationem</w> <w id="4231942">patitur</w> <w id="4231943">esse</w> <w id="4231944">expertem</w> <w id="4231945">sui</w>.</p>
<p><reg><w id="4231947">quin</w></reg> <w id="4231948">etiam</w> <w id="4231949">si</w> <w id="4231950">quis</w> <w id="4231951">asperitate</w> <w id="4231952">ea</w> <w id="4231953">est</w> <w id="4231954">et</w> <w id="4231955">immanitate</w>
<w id="4231956">naturae</w>, <w id="4231958">congressus</w> <w id="4231959">ut</w> <w id="4231960">hominum</w> <w id="4231961">fugiat</w> <w id="4231962">atque</w> <w id="4231963">oderit</w>,
<w id="4231965">qualem</w> <w id="4231966">fuisse</w> <w id="4231967">Athenis</w> <w id="4231968">Timonem</w> <w id="4231969">nescio</w> <w id="4231970">quem</w> <w id="4231971">accepimus</w>, <w id="4231973">tamen</w> <w id="4231974">is</w> <w id="4231975">pati</w> <w id="4231976">non</w> <w id="4231977">possit</w>, <w id="4231979">ut</w> <w id="4231980">non</w> <w id="4231981">anquirat</w>
<w id="4231982">aliquem</w>, <w id="4231984">apud</w> <w id="4231985">quem</w> <w id="4231986">evomat</w> <w id="4231987">virus</w> <w id="4231988">acerbitatis</w> <w id="4231989">suae</w>.
<reg><w id="4231991">atque</w></reg> <w id="4231992">hoc</w> <w id="4231993">maxime</w> <w id="4231994">iudicaretur</w>, <w id="4231996">si</w> <w id="4231997">quid</w> <w id="4231998">tale</w> <w id="4231999">possit</w>
<w id="4232000">contingere</w>, <w id="4232002">ut</w> <w id="4232003">aliquis</w> <w id="4232004">nos</w> <w id="4232005">deus</w> <w id="4232006">ex</w> <w id="4232007">hac</w> <w id="4232008">hominum</w>
<w id="4232009">frequentia</w> <w id="4232010">tolleret</w> <w id="4232011">et</w> <w id="4232012">in</w> <w id="4232013">solitudine</w> <w id="4232014">uspiam</w> <w id="4232015">collocaret</w>
<w id="4232016">atque</w> <w id="4232017">ibi</w> <w id="4232018">suppeditans</w> <w id="4232019">omnium</w> <w id="4232020">rerum</w> <w id="4232021">quas</w> <w id="4232022">natura</w>
<w id="4232023">desiderat</w>, <w id="4232025">abundantiam</w> <w id="4232026">et</w> <w id="4232027">copiam</w>, <w id="4232029">hominis</w> <w id="4232030">omnino</w>
<w id="4232031">aspiciendi</w> <w id="4232032">potestatem</w> <w id="4232033">eriperet</w>—<w id="4232034">quis</w> <w id="4232035">tam</w> <w id="4232036">esset</w>
<w id="4232037">ferreus</w> <w id="4232038">qui</w> <corr sic="earn"><w id="4232039">eam</w></corr> <w id="4232040">vitam</w> <w id="4232041">ferre</w> <w id="4232042">posset</w> <w id="4232043">cuique</w> <w id="4232044">non</w> <w id="4232045">auferret</w>
<w id="4232046">fructum</w> <w id="4232047">voluptatum</w> <w id="4232048">omnium</w> <w id="4232049">solitudo</w>?<milestone unit="section" n="88" /> <reg><w id="4232050">verum</w></reg> <w id="4232051">ergo</w>
<w id="4232052">illud</w> <w id="4232053">est</w>, <w id="4232055">quod</w> <w id="4232056">a</w> <w id="4232057">Tarentino</w> <w id="4232058">Archyta</w>, <w id="4232060">ut</w> <w id="4232061">opinor</w>, <w id="4232063">dici</w>
<w id="4232064">solitum</w> <w id="4232065">nostros</w> <w id="4232066">senes</w> <w id="4232067">commemorare</w> <w id="4232068">audivi</w> <w id="4232069">ab</w> <w id="4232070">aliis</w>
<w id="4232071">senibus</w> <w id="4232072">auditum</w>: <w id="4232073">si</w> <w id="4232074">quis</w> <w id="4232075">in</w> <w id="4232076">caelum</w> <w id="4232077">ascendisset</w>
<w id="4232078">naturamque</w> <w id="4232079">mundi</w> <w id="4232080">et</w> <w id="4232081">pulchritudinem</w> <w id="4232082">siderum</w> <w id="4232083">perspexisset</w>, <w id="4232085">insuavem</w> <w id="4232086">illam</w> <w id="4232087">admirationem</w> <w id="4232088">ei</w> <w id="4232089">fore</w>,
<w id="4232091">quae</w> <w id="4232092">iucundissima</w> <w id="4232093">fuisset</w>, <w id="4232095">si</w> <w id="4232096">aliquem</w> <w id="4232097">cui</w> <w id="4232098">narraret</w>
<w id="4232099">habuisset</w>. <name><w id="4232101">Sic</w></name> <w id="4232102">natura</w> <w id="4232103">solitarium</w> <w id="4232104">nihil</w> <w id="4232105">amat</w> <w id="4232106">semperque</w> <w id="4232107">ad</w> <w id="4232108">aliquod</w> <w id="4232109">tamquam</w> <w id="4232110">adminiculum</w> <w id="4232111">adnititur</w>, <w id="4232113">quod</w>
<w id="4232114">in</w> <w id="4232115">amicissimo</w> <w id="4232116">quoque</w> <w id="4232117">dulcissimum</w> <w id="4232118">est</w>.</p>
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<p><milestone unit="chapter" n="24" /><reg><w id="4232120">sed</w></reg> <w id="4232121">cum</w> <w id="4232122">tot</w> <w id="4232123">signis</w> <w id="4232124">eadem</w> <w id="4232125">natura</w> <w id="4232126">declaret</w>
<w id="4232127">quid</w> <w id="4232128">velit</w> <w id="4232129">anquirat</w> <w id="4232130">desideret</w>, <w id="4232132">tamen</w> <w id="4232133">obsurdescimus</w>
<w id="4232134">nescio</w> <w id="4232135">quo</w> <w id="4232136">modo</w> <w id="4232137">nec</w> <w id="4232138">ea</w>, <w id="4232140">quae</w> <w id="4232141">ab</w> <w id="4232142">ea</w> <w id="4232143">monemur</w>,
<w id="4232145">audimus</w>. <reg><w id="4232147">est</w></reg> <w id="4232148">enim</w> <w id="4232149">varius</w> <w id="4232150">et</w> <w id="4232151">multiplex</w> <w id="4232152">usus</w> <w id="4232153">amicitiae</w> <w id="4232154">multaeque</w> <w id="4232155">causae</w> <w id="4232156">suspicionum</w> <w id="4232157">offensionumque</w>
<w id="4232158">dantur</w>, <w id="4232160">quas</w> <w id="4232161">tum</w> <w id="4232162">evitare</w>, <w id="4232164">tum</w> <w id="4232165">elevare</w>, <corr sic="tur"><w id="4232167">tum</w></corr> <w id="4232168">ferre</w>
<w id="4232169">sapientis</w> <w id="4232170">est</w>. <reg><w id="4232172">una</w></reg> <w id="4232173">illa</w> <w id="4232174">subeunda</w><ref id="n13" target="ref13" /> <w id="4232175">est</w> <w id="4232176">offensio</w> <w id="4232177">ut</w> <w id="4232178">et</w>
<w id="4232179">utilitas</w> <w id="4232180">in</w> <w id="4232181">amicitia</w> <w id="4232182">et</w> <w id="4232183">fides</w> <w id="4232184">retineatur</w>; <w id="4232186">nam</w> <w id="4232187">et</w>
<w id="4232188">monendi</w> <w id="4232189">amici</w> <w id="4232190">saepe</w> <w id="4232191">sunt</w> <w id="4232192">et</w> <w id="4232193">obiurgandi</w>, <w id="4232195">et</w> <w id="4232196">haec</w>
<w id="4232197">accipienda</w> <w id="4232198">amice</w>, <w id="4232200">cum</w> <w id="4232201">benevole</w> <w id="4232202">fiunt</w>.<milestone unit="section" n="89" /> <reg><w id="4232204">sed</w></reg> <w id="4232205">nescio</w>
<w id="4232206">quo</w> <w id="4232207">modo</w> <w id="4232208">verum</w> <w id="4232209">est</w>, <w id="4232211">quod</w> <w id="4232212">in</w> <w id="4232213">Andria</w> <w id="4232214">familiaris</w>
<w id="4232215">meus</w> <w id="4232216">dicit</w>:

<quote rend="blockquote">
<l><w id="4232217">obsequium</w> <w id="4232218">amicos</w>, <w id="4232220">veritas</w> <w id="4232221">odium</w> <w id="4232222">parit</w>.</l></quote>
<reg><w id="4232224">molesta</w></reg> <w id="4232225">veritas</w>, <w id="4232227">siquidem</w> <w id="4232228">ex</w> <w id="4232229">ea</w> <w id="4232230">nascitur</w> <w id="4232231">odium</w>, <w id="4232233">quod</w>
<w id="4232234">est</w> <w id="4232235">venenum</w> <w id="4232236">amicitiae</w>, <w id="4232238">sed</w> <w id="4232239">obsequium</w> <w id="4232240">multo</w> <w id="4232241">molestius</w>, <w id="4232243">quod</w> <w id="4232244">peccatis</w> <w id="4232245">indulgens</w> <w id="4232246">praecipitem</w> <w id="4232247">amicum</w>
<w id="4232248">ferri</w> <w id="4232249">sinit</w>; <w id="4232251">maxima</w> <w id="4232252">autem</w> <w id="4232253">culpa</w> <w id="4232254">in</w> <w id="4232255">eo</w>, <w id="4232257">qui</w> <w id="4232258">et</w> <w id="4232259">veritatem</w> <w id="4232260">aspernatur</w> <w id="4232261">et</w> <w id="4232262">in</w> <w id="4232263">fraudem</w> <w id="4232264">obsequio</w> <w id="4232265">impellitur</w>.</p>
<p><reg><w id="4232267">omni</w></reg> <w id="4232268">igitur</w> <w id="4232269">hac</w> <w id="4232270">in</w> <w id="4232271">re</w> <w id="4232272">habenda</w> <w id="4232273">ratio</w> <w id="4232274">et</w> <w id="4232275">diligentia</w>
<w id="4232276">est</w>, <w id="4232278">primum</w> <w id="4232279">ut</w> <w id="4232280">monitio</w> <w id="4232281">acerbitate</w>, <w id="4232283">deinde</w> <w id="4232284">ut</w> <w id="4232285">obiurgatio</w> <w id="4232286">contumelia</w> <w id="4232287">careat</w>. <reg><w id="4232289">in</w></reg> <w id="4232290">obsequio</w> <w id="4232291">autem</w>, <w id="4232293">quoniam</w> <w id="4232294">Terentiano</w> <w id="4232295">verbo</w> <w id="4232296">lubenter</w> <corr sic="utirur"><w id="4232297">utimur</w></corr>, <w id="4232299">comitas</w> <w id="4232300">adsit</w>,
<w id="4232302">assentatio</w> <w id="4232303">vitiorum</w> <w id="4232304">adiutrix</w> <w id="4232305">procul</w> <w id="4232306">amoveatur</w>, <w id="4232308">quae</w>
<w id="4232309">non</w> <w id="4232310">modo</w> <w id="4232311">amico</w>, <w id="4232313">sed</w> <w id="4232314">ne</w> <w id="4232315">libero</w> <w id="4232316">quidem</w> <w id="4232317">digna</w> <w id="4232318">est</w>;
<w id="4232320">aliter</w> <w id="4232321">enim</w> <w id="4232322">cur</w> <w id="4232323">tyranno</w>, <w id="4232325">aliter</w> <w id="4232326">cum</w> <w id="4232327">amico</w> <w id="4232328">vivitur</w>.

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<w id="4232330">Cuius</w> <w id="4232331">autem</w> <w id="4232332">aures</w> <w id="4232333">clausae</w> <w id="4232334">veritati</w> <w id="4232335">sunt</w>,<milestone unit="section" n="90?" /> <w id="4232337">uta</w> <w id="4232338">ab</w> <w id="4232339">amico</w>
<w id="4232340">verum</w> <w id="4232341">audire</w> <w id="4232342">nequeat</w>, <w id="4232344">huius</w> <w id="4232345">salus</w> <w id="4232346">desperanda</w> <w id="4232347">est</w>.
<reg><w id="4232349">scitum</w></reg> <w id="4232350">est</w> <w id="4232351">enim</w> <w id="4232352">illud</w> <w id="4232353">Catonis</w>, <w id="4232355">ut</w> <w id="4232356">multa</w>: <w id="4232357">melius</w>
<w id="4232358">de</w> <w id="4232359">quibusdam</w> <w id="4232360">acerbos</w> <w id="4232361">inimicos</w> <w id="4232362">mereri</w>, <w id="4232364">quam</w> <w id="4232365">eos</w>
<w id="4232366">amicos</w>, <w id="4232368">qui</w> <w id="4232369">dulces</w> <w id="4232370">videantur</w>; <w id="4232372">illos</w> <w id="4232373">verum</w> <w id="4232374">saepe</w>
<w id="4232375">dicere</w>, <w id="4232377">hos</w> <w id="4232378">numquam</w>. <reg><w id="4232380">atque</w></reg> <w id="4232381">illud</w> <w id="4232382">absurdum</w>, <w id="4232384">quod</w>
<w id="4232385">ei</w>, <w id="4232387">qui</w> <w id="4232388">monentur</w>, <w id="4232390">eam</w> <w id="4232391">molestiam</w> <w id="4232392">quam</w> <w id="4232393">debent</w>
<w id="4232394">capere</w> <w id="4232395">non</w> <w id="4232396">capiunt</w>, <w id="4232398">ear</w> <w id="4232399">capiunt</w> <w id="4232400">qua</w> <w id="4232401">debent</w> <w id="4232402">vacare</w>.
<reg><w id="4232404">peccasse</w></reg> <w id="4232405">enim</w> <w id="4232406">se</w> <w id="4232407">non</w> <w id="4232408">anguntur</w>, <w id="4232410">obiurgari</w> <w id="4232411">moleste</w>
<w id="4232412">ferunt</w>; <w id="4232414">quod</w> <w id="4232415">contra</w> <w id="4232416">oportebat</w> <w id="4232417">delicto</w> <w id="4232418">dolere</w>, <w id="4232420">correctione</w> <w id="4232421">gaudere</w>.</p>
<p><milestone unit="section" n="91" /><milestone unit="chapter" n="25" /><reg><w id="4232423">ut</w></reg> <w id="4232424">igitur</w> <w id="4232425">et</w> <w id="4232426">monere</w> <w id="4232427">et</w> <w id="4232428">moneri</w> <w id="4232429">proprium</w>
<w id="4232430">est</w> <w id="4232431">verae</w> <w id="4232432">amicitiae</w>, <w id="4232434">et</w> <w id="4232435">alterum</w> <w id="4232436">libere</w> <w id="4232437">facere</w>, <w id="4232439">non</w>
<w id="4232440">aspere</w>, <w id="4232442">alterum</w> <w id="4232443">patienter</w> <w id="4232444">accipere</w>, <w id="4232446">non</w> <w id="4232447">repugnanter</w>,
<w id="4232449">sic</w> <w id="4232450">habendum</w> <w id="4232451">est</w> <w id="4232452">nullam</w> <w id="4232453">in</w> <w id="4232454">amicitiis</w> <w id="4232455">pestem</w> <w id="4232456">esse</w>
<w id="4232457">maiorem</w> <w id="4232458">quam</w> <w id="4232459">adulationem</w> <w id="4232460">blanditiam</w> <w id="4232461">assentationem</w>: <w id="4232462">quamvis</w> <w id="4232463">enim</w> <w id="4232464">multis</w> <w id="4232465">nominibus</w> <w id="4232466">est</w> <w id="4232467">hoc</w>
<w id="4232468">vitium</w> <w id="4232469">notandum</w> <w id="4232470">levium</w> <w id="4232471">hominum</w> <w id="4232472">atque</w> <w id="4232473">fallacium</w>,
<w id="4232475">ad</w> <w id="4232476">voluptatem</w> <w id="4232477">loquentium</w> <w id="4232478">omnia</w>, <w id="4232480">nihil</w> <w id="4232481">ad</w> <w id="4232482">veritatem</w>.<milestone unit="section" n="92" /> <reg><w id="4232484">cum</w></reg> <w id="4232485">autem</w> <w id="4232486">omnium</w> <w id="4232487">rerum</w> <w id="4232488">simulatio</w> <w id="4232489">vitiosa</w>
<w id="4232490">est</w>, <w id="4232492">tollit</w> <w id="4232493">enim</w> <w id="4232494">iudicium</w> <w id="4232495">veri</w> <w id="4232496">idque</w> <w id="4232497">adulterat</w>, <w id="4232499">tum</w>
<w id="4232500">amicitiae</w> <w id="4232501">repugnat</w> <w id="4232502">maxime</w>; <w id="4232504">delet</w> <w id="4232505">enim</w> <w id="4232506">veritatem</w>,
<w id="4232508">sine</w> <w id="4232509">qua</w> <w id="4232510">nomen</w> <w id="4232511">amicitiae</w> <w id="4232512">valere</w> <w id="4232513">non</w> <w id="4232514">potest</w>. <reg><w id="4232516">nam</w></reg>
<w id="4232517">cum</w> <w id="4232518">amicitiae</w> <w id="4232519">vis</w> <w id="4232520">sit</w> <w id="4232521">in</w> <w id="4232522">eo</w> <w id="4232523">ut</w> <w id="4232524">unus</w> <w id="4232525">quasi</w> <w id="4232526">animus</w>
<w id="4232527">fiat</w> <w id="4232528">ex</w> <w id="4232529">pluribus</w>, <w id="4232531">qui</w> <w id="4232532">id</w> <w id="4232533">fieri</w> <w id="4232534">poterit</w>, <w id="4232536">si</w> <w id="4232537">ne</w> <w id="4232538">in</w> <w id="4232539">uno</w>
<w id="4232540">quidem</w> <w id="4232541">quoque</w> <w id="4232542">unus</w> <w id="4232543">animus</w> <w id="4232544">erit</w> <w id="4232545">idemque</w> <w id="4232546">semper</w>,
<w id="4232548">sed</w> <w id="4232549">varius</w> <w id="4232550">commutabilis</w> <w id="4232551">multiplex</w>?<milestone unit="section" n="93" /> <reg><w id="4232552">quid</w></reg> <w id="4232553">enim</w>

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<w id="4232554">potest</w> <w id="4232555">esse</w> <w id="4232556">tam</w> <w id="4232557">flexibile</w>, <w id="4232559">tam</w> <w id="4232560">devium</w>, <w id="4232562">quam</w> <w id="4232563">animus</w>
<w id="4232564">eius</w>, <w id="4232566">qui</w> <w id="4232567">ad</w> <w id="4232568">alterius</w> <w id="4232569">non</w> <w id="4232570">modo</w> <w id="4232571">sensum</w> <w id="4232572">ac</w> <w id="4232573">voluntatem</w>, <w id="4232575">sed</w> <w id="4232576">etiam</w> <w id="4232577">voltum</w> <w id="4232578">atque</w> <w id="4232579">nutum</w> <w id="4232580">convertitur</w>?

<quote rend="blockquote"><w id="4232581">negat</w> <w id="4232582">quis</w>, <w id="4232584">nego</w>; <w id="4232586">ait</w>, <w id="4232588">aio</w>; <w id="4232590">postremo</w> <w id="4232591">imperavi</w> <w id="4232592">egomet</w> <w id="4232593">mihi</w>
<w id="4232594">omnia</w> <w id="4232595">assentari</w>,</quote>

<w id="4232597">ut</w> <w id="4232598">ait</w> <w id="4232599">idem</w> <w id="4232600">Terentius</w>, <w id="4232602">sed</w> <w id="4232603">ille</w> <w id="4232604">in</w> <w id="4232605">Gnathonis</w> <w id="4232606">persona</w>,
<w id="4232608">quod</w> <w id="4232609">amici</w> <w id="4232610">genus</w> <w id="4232611">adhibere</w> <w id="4232612">omnino</w> <w id="4232613">levitatis</w> <w id="4232614">est</w>.
<milestone unit="section" n="94" /><reg><w id="4232616">multi</w></reg> <w id="4232617">autem</w> <w id="4232618">Gnathonum</w> <w id="4232619">similes</w>, <w id="4232621">cum</w> <w id="4232622">sint</w> <w id="4232623">loco</w> <w id="4232624">fortuna</w> <w id="4232625">fama</w> <w id="4232626">superiores</w>, <w id="4232628">quorum</w><ref id="n14" target="ref14" /> <w id="4232629">est</w> <w id="4232630">assentatio</w> <w id="4232631">molesta</w>,
<w id="4232633">cum</w> <w id="4232634">ad</w> <w id="4232635">vanitatem</w> <w id="4232636">accessit</w> <w id="4232637">auctoritas</w>.<milestone unit="section" n="95" /> <reg><w id="4232639">secerni</w></reg>
<w id="4232640">autem</w> <w id="4232641">blandus</w> <w id="4232642">amicus</w> <w id="4232643">a</w> <w id="4232644">vero</w> <w id="4232645">et</w> <w id="4232646">internosci</w> <w id="4232647">tam</w> <w id="4232648">potest</w>
<w id="4232649">adhibita</w> <w id="4232650">diligentia</w>, <w id="4232652">quam</w> <w id="4232653">omnia</w> <w id="4232654">fucata</w> <w id="4232655">et</w> <w id="4232656">simulata</w>
<w id="4232657">a</w> <w id="4232658">sinceris</w> <w id="4232659">atque</w> <w id="4232660">veris</w>. <reg><w id="4232662">contio</w></reg>, <w id="4232664">quae</w> <w id="4232665">ex</w> <w id="4232666">imperitissimis</w> <w id="4232667">constat</w>, <w id="4232669">tamen</w> <w id="4232670">iudicare</w> <w id="4232671">solet</w>, <w id="4232673">quid</w> <w id="4232674">intersit</w>
<w id="4232675">inter</w> <w id="4232676">popularem</w>, <w id="4232678">id</w> <w id="4232679">est</w> <w id="4232680">assentatorem</w> <w id="4232681">et</w> <w id="4232682">levem</w> <w id="4232683">civem</w>,
<w id="4232685">et</w> <w id="4232686">inter</w> <w id="4232687">constantem</w> <w id="4232688">et</w> <w id="4232689">verum</w> <w id="4232690">et</w> <w id="4232691">gravem</w>.<milestone unit="section" n="96" /> <reg><w id="4232693">quibus</w></reg>
<w id="4232694">blanditiis</w> <w id="4232695">C</w>. <w id="4232697">Papirius</w> <w id="4232698">nuper</w> <w id="4232699">influebat</w> <w id="4232700">in</w> <w id="4232701">auris</w> <w id="4232702">contionis</w>, <w id="4232704">cum</w> <w id="4232705">ferret</w> <w id="4232706">legem</w> <w id="4232707">de</w> <w id="4232708">tribunis</w> <w id="4232709">plebis</w> <w id="4232710">reficiendis</w>!
<reg><w id="4232711">dissuasimus</w></reg> <w id="4232712">nos</w>, <w id="4232714">sed</w> <w id="4232715">nihil</w> <w id="4232716">de</w> <w id="4232717">me</w>, <w id="4232719">de</w> <w id="4232720">Scipione</w>
<w id="4232721">dicam</w> <w id="4232722">libentius</w>. <reg><w id="4232724">quanta</w></reg> <w id="4232725">illi</w>, <w id="4232727">di</w> <w id="4232728">immortales</w>, <w id="4232730">fuit</w>
<w id="4232731">gravitas</w>, <w id="4232733">quanta</w> <w id="4232734">in</w> <w id="4232735">oratione</w> <w id="4232736">maiestas</w>! <w id="4232737">ut</w> <w id="4232738">facile</w>
<w id="4232739">ducem</w> <w id="4232740">populi</w> <w id="4232741">Romani</w>, <w id="4232743">non</w> <w id="4232744">comitem</w> <w id="4232745">diceres</w>. <reg><w id="4232747">sed</w></reg>
<w id="4232748">affuistis</w>, <w id="4232750">et</w> <w id="4232751">est</w> <w id="4232752">in</w> <w id="4232753">manibus</w> <w id="4232754">oratio</w>. <reg><w id="4232756">itaque</w></reg> <w id="4232757">lex</w>
<w id="4232758">popularis</w> <w id="4232759">suffragiis</w> <w id="4232760">populi</w> <w id="4232761">repudiata</w> <w id="4232762">est</w>.</p>
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<p><reg><w id="4232764">atque</w></reg>, <w id="4232766">ut</w> <w id="4232767">ad</w> <w id="4232768">me</w> <w id="4232769">redeam</w>, <w id="4232771">meministis</w> <w id="4232772">Q</w>. <w id="4232774">Maximo</w>
<w id="4232775">fratre</w> <w id="4232776">Scipionis</w> <w id="4232777">et</w> <w id="4232778">L</w>. <w id="4232780">Mancino</w> <w id="4232781">consulibus</w>, <w id="4232783">quam</w>
<w id="4232784">popularis</w> <w id="4232785">lex</w> <w id="4232786">de</w> <w id="4232787">sacerdotiis</w> <w id="4232788">C</w>. <w id="4232790">Licini</w> <w id="4232791">Crassi</w> <w id="4232792">videbatur</w>; <w id="4232794">cooptatio</w> <w id="4232795">enim</w> <w id="4232796">collegiorum</w> <w id="4232797">ad</w> <w id="4232798">populi</w> <w id="4232799">beneficium</w> <w id="4232800">transferebatur</w>. (<w id="4232802">Atque</w> <w id="4232803">is</w> <w id="4232804">primus</w> <w id="4232805">instituit</w> <w id="4232806">in</w>
<w id="4232807">forum</w> <w id="4232808">versus</w> <w id="4232809">agere</w> <w id="4232810">cum</w> <w id="4232811">populo</w>.) <w id="4232813">Tamen</w> <w id="4232814">illius</w>
<w id="4232815">vendibilem</w> <w id="4232816">orationem</w> <w id="4232817">religio</w> <w id="4232818">deorum</w> <w id="4232819">immortalium</w>
<w id="4232820">nobis</w> <w id="4232821">defendentibus</w> <w id="4232822">facile</w> <w id="4232823">vincebat</w>. <reg><w id="4232825">atque</w></reg> <w id="4232826">id</w> <w id="4232827">actum</w>
<w id="4232828">est</w> <w id="4232829">praetore</w> <w id="4232830">me</w>, <w id="4232832">quinquennio</w> <w id="4232833">ante</w> <w id="4232834">quam</w> <w id="4232835">consul</w> <w id="4232836">sum</w>
<w id="4232837">factus</w>. <reg><w id="4232839">ita</w></reg> <w id="4232840">re</w> <w id="4232841">magis</w> <w id="4232842">quam</w> <w id="4232843">summa</w> <w id="4232844">auctoritate</w> <w id="4232845">causa</w>
<w id="4232846">illa</w> <w id="4232847">defensa</w> <w id="4232848">est</w>.</p>
<p><milestone unit="section" n="97" /><milestone unit="chapter" n="26" /><reg><w id="4232850">quod</w></reg> <w id="4232851">si</w> <w id="4232852">in</w> <w id="4232853">scena</w>, <w id="4232855">id</w> <w id="4232856">est</w> <w id="4232857">in</w> <w id="4232858">contione</w>, <w id="4232860">in</w>
<w id="4232861">qua</w> <w id="4232862">rebus</w> <w id="4232863">fictis</w> <w id="4232864">et</w> <w id="4232865">adumbratis</w> <w id="4232866">loci</w> <w id="4232867">plurimum</w> <w id="4232868">est</w>,
<w id="4232870">tamen</w> <w id="4232871">verum</w> <w id="4232872">valet</w>, <w id="4232874">si</w> <w id="4232875">modo</w> <w id="4232876">id</w> <w id="4232877">patefactum</w> <w id="4232878">et</w> <w id="4232879">illustratum</w> <w id="4232880">est</w>, <w id="4232882">quid</w> <w id="4232883">in</w> <w id="4232884">amicitia</w> <w id="4232885">fieri</w> <w id="4232886">oportet</w>, <w id="4232888">quae</w> <w id="4232889">tota</w>
<w id="4232890">veritate</w> <w id="4232891">perpenditur</w>? <reg><w id="4232892">in</w></reg> <w id="4232893">qua</w> <w id="4232894">nisi</w>, <w id="4232896">ut</w> <w id="4232897">dicitur</w>,
<w id="4232899">apertum</w> <w id="4232900">pectus</w> <w id="4232901">videas</w> <w id="4232902">tuumque</w> <w id="4232903">ostendas</w>, <w id="4232905">nihil</w>
<w id="4232906">fidum</w>, <w id="4232908">nihil</w> <w id="4232909">exploratum</w> <w id="4232910">habeas</w>, <w id="4232912">ne</w> <w id="4232913">amare</w> <w id="4232914">quidem</w>
<w id="4232915">aut</w> <w id="4232916">amari</w>, <w id="4232918">cum</w> <w id="4232919">id</w> <w id="4232920">quam</w> <w id="4232921">vere</w> <w id="4232922">fiat</w> <w id="4232923">ignores</w>. <reg><w id="4232925">quamquam</w></reg> <w id="4232926">ista</w> <w id="4232927">assentatio</w>, <w id="4232929">quamvis</w> <w id="4232930">perniciosa</w> <w id="4232931">sit</w>, <w id="4232933">nocere</w>
<w id="4232934">tamen</w> <w id="4232935">nemini</w> <w id="4232936">potest</w> <w id="4232937">nisi</w> <w id="4232938">ei</w>, <w id="4232940">qui</w> <w id="4232941">eam</w> <w id="4232942">recipit</w> <w id="4232943">atque</w>
<w id="4232944">ea</w> <w id="4232945">delectatur</w>. <reg><w id="4232947">ita</w></reg> <w id="4232948">fit</w> <w id="4232949">ut</w> <w id="4232950">is</w> <w id="4232951">assentatoribus</w> <w id="4232952">patefaciat</w>
<w id="4232953">auris</w> <w id="4232954">suas</w> <w id="4232955">maxime</w>, <w id="4232957">qui</w> <w id="4232958">ipse</w> <w id="4232959">sibi</w> <w id="4232960">assentetur</w> <w id="4232961">et</w> <w id="4232962">se</w>
<w id="4232963">maxime</w> <w id="4232964">ipse</w> <w id="4232965">delectet</w>.</p>
<p><milestone unit="section" n="98" /><reg><w id="4232967">omnino</w></reg> <w id="4232968">est</w> <w id="4232969">amans</w> <w id="4232970">sui</w> <w id="4232971">virtus</w>; <w id="4232973">optime</w> <w id="4232974">enim</w> <w id="4232975">se</w>
<w id="4232976">ipsa</w> <w id="4232977">novit</w> <w id="4232978">quamque</w> <w id="4232979">amabilis</w> <w id="4232980">sit</w> <w id="4232981">intellegit</w>: <w id="4232982">ego</w> <w id="4232983">autem</w>

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<w id="4232984">non</w> <w id="4232985">de</w> <w id="4232986">virtute</w> <w id="4232987">nunc</w> <w id="4232988">loquor</w>, <w id="4232990">sed</w> <w id="4232991">de</w> <w id="4232992">virtutis</w> <w id="4232993">opinione</w>.
<reg><w id="4232995">virtute</w></reg> <w id="4232996">enim</w> <w id="4232997">ipsa</w> <w id="4232998">non</w> <w id="4232999">tam</w> <w id="4233000">multi</w> <w id="4233001">praediti</w> <w id="4233002">esse</w> <w id="4233003">quam</w>
<w id="4233004">videri</w> <w id="4233005">volunt</w>. <reg><w id="4233007">hos</w></reg> <w id="4233008">delectat</w> <w id="4233009">assentatio</w>, <w id="4233011">his</w> <w id="4233012">fictus</w>
<w id="4233013">ad</w> <w id="4233014">ipsorum</w> <w id="4233015">voluntatem</w> <w id="4233016">sermo</w> <w id="4233017">cum</w> <w id="4233018">adhibetur</w>,
<w id="4233020">orationem</w> <w id="4233021">illam</w> <w id="4233022">vanam</w> <w id="4233023">testimonium</w> <w id="4233024">esse</w> <w id="4233025">laudum</w>
<w id="4233026">suarum</w> <w id="4233027">putant</w>. <reg><w id="4233029">nulla</w></reg> <w id="4233030">est</w> <w id="4233031">igitur</w> <w id="4233032">haec</w> <w id="4233033">amicitia</w>,
<w id="4233035">cum</w> <w id="4233036">alter</w> <w id="4233037">verum</w> <w id="4233038">audire</w> <w id="4233039">non</w> <w id="4233040">volt</w>, <w id="4233042">alter</w> <w id="4233043">ad</w> <w id="4233044">mentiendum</w> <w id="4233045">paratus</w> <w id="4233046">est</w>. <reg><w id="4233048">nec</w></reg> <w id="4233049">parasitorum</w> <w id="4233050">in</w> <w id="4233051">comoediis</w>
<w id="4233052">assentatio</w> <w id="4233053">faceta</w> <w id="4233054">nobis</w> <w id="4233055">videretur</w>, <w id="4233057">nisi</w> <w id="4233058">essent</w> <w id="4233059">milites</w>
<w id="4233060">gloriosi</w>.

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<l><w id="4233062">magnas</w> <w id="4233063">vero</w> <w id="4233064">agere</w> <w id="4233065">gratias</w> <w id="4233066">Thais</w> <w id="4233067">mihi</w>?</l></quote>
<reg><w id="4233068">satis</w></reg> <w id="4233069">erat</w> <w id="4233070">respondere</w> <quote><w id="4233071">magnas</w>.</quote> <quote><reg><w id="4233073">ingentis</w></reg>,</quote> <w id="4233075">inquit</w>
<w id="4233076">Semper</w> <w id="4233077">auget</w> <w id="4233078">assentator</w> <w id="4233079">id</w>, <w id="4233081">quod</w> <w id="4233082">is</w>, <w id="4233084">cuius</w> <w id="4233085">ad</w> <w id="4233086">voluntatem</w> <w id="4233087">dicitur</w>, <w id="4233089">volt</w> <w id="4233090">esse</w> <w id="4233091">magnum</w>.<milestone unit="section" n="99" /> <reg><w id="4233093">quam</w></reg> <w id="4233094">ob</w> <w id="4233095">rem</w>,
<w id="4233097">quamquam</w> <w id="4233098">blanda</w> <w id="4233099">ista</w> <w id="4233100">vanitas</w> <w id="4233101">apud</w> <w id="4233102">eos</w> <w id="4233103">valet</w>, <w id="4233105">qui</w>
<w id="4233106">ipsi</w> <w id="4233107">illam</w> <w id="4233108">adlectant</w> <w id="4233109">et</w> <w id="4233110">invitant</w>, <w id="4233112">tamen</w> <w id="4233113">etiam</w> <w id="4233114">graviores</w>
<w id="4233115">constantioresque</w> <w id="4233116">admonendi</w> <w id="4233117">sunt</w>, <w id="4233119">ut</w> <w id="4233120">animadvertant</w>
<w id="4233121">ne</w> <w id="4233122">callida</w> <w id="4233123">assentatione</w> <w id="4233124">capiantur</w>.</p>
<p><reg><w id="4233126">aperte</w></reg> <w id="4233127">enim</w> <w id="4233128">adulantem</w> <w id="4233129">nemo</w> <w id="4233130">non</w> <w id="4233131">videt</w>, <w id="4233133">nisi</w> <w id="4233134">qui</w>
<w id="4233135">admodum</w> <w id="4233136">est</w> <w id="4233137">excors</w>: <w id="4233138">callidus</w> <w id="4233139">ille</w> <w id="4233140">et</w> <w id="4233141">occultus</w> <w id="4233142">ne</w> <w id="4233143">se</w>
<w id="4233144">insinuet</w> <w id="4233145">studiose</w> <w id="4233146">cavendum</w> <w id="4233147">est</w>. <reg><w id="4233149">nec</w></reg> <w id="4233150">enim</w> <w id="4233151">facillime</w>
<w id="4233152">agnoscitur</w>, <w id="4233154">quippe</w> <w id="4233155">qui</w> <w id="4233156">etiam</w> <w id="4233157">adversando</w> <w id="4233158">saepe</w>
<w id="4233159">assentetur</w> <w id="4233160">et</w> <w id="4233161">litigare</w> <w id="4233162">se</w> <w id="4233163">simulans</w> <w id="4233164">blandiatur</w> <w id="4233165">atque</w>
<w id="4233166">ad</w> <w id="4233167">extremum</w> <w id="4233168">det</w> <w id="4233169">manus</w> <w id="4233170">vincique</w> <w id="4233171">se</w> <w id="4233172">patiatur</w>, <w id="4233174">ut</w>
<w id="4233175">is</w>, <w id="4233177">qui</w> <w id="4233178">illusus</w> <w id="4233179">sit</w>, <w id="4233181">plus</w> <w id="4233182">vidisse</w> <w id="4233183">videatur</w>. <reg><w id="4233185">quid</w></reg> <w id="4233186">autem</w>
<w id="4233187">turpius</w> <w id="4233188">quam</w> <w id="4233189">illudi</w>? <reg><w id="4233190">quod</w></reg> <w id="4233191">ut</w> <w id="4233192">ne</w> <w id="4233193">accidat</w> <w id="4233194">magis</w>
<w id="4233195">cavendum</w> <w id="4233196">est</w>:

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<l><w id="4233197">ut</w> <w id="4233198">me</w> <w id="4233199">hodie</w> <w id="4233200">ante</w> <w id="4233201">omnis</w> <w id="4233202">comicos</w> <w id="4233203">stultos</w> <w id="4233204">sense</w></l>
<l><w id="4233205">versaris</w> <w id="4233206">atque</w> <w id="4233207">illusseris</w> <w id="4233208">lautissime</w>!</l></quote>
<milestone unit="section" n="100" /><reg><w id="4233209">haec</w></reg> <w id="4233210">enim</w> <w id="4233211">etiam</w> <w id="4233212">in</w> <w id="4233213">fabulis</w> <w id="4233214">stultissima</w> <w id="4233215">persona</w> <w id="4233216">est</w>
<w id="4233217">improvidorum</w> <w id="4233218">et</w> <w id="4233219">credulorum</w> <w id="4233220">senum</w>.</p>
<p><reg><w id="4233222">sed</w></reg> <w id="4233223">nescio</w> <w id="4233224">quo</w> <w id="4233225">pacto</w> <w id="4233226">ab</w> <w id="4233227">amicitiis</w> <w id="4233228">perfectorum</w>
<w id="4233229">hominum</w>, <w id="4233231">id</w> <w id="4233232">est</w> <w id="4233233">sapientium</w>—<w id="4233234">de</w> <w id="4233235">hac</w> <w id="4233236">dico</w> <w id="4233237">sapientia</w>,
<w id="4233239">quae</w> <w id="4233240">videtur</w> <w id="4233241">in</w> <w id="4233242">hominem</w> <w id="4233243">cadere</w> <w id="4233244">posse</w>—<w id="4233245">ad</w> <w id="4233246">levis</w>
<w id="4233247">amicitias</w> <w id="4233248">defluxit</w> <w id="4233249">oratio</w>. <reg><w id="4233251">quam</w></reg> <w id="4233252">ob</w> <w id="4233253">rem</w> <w id="4233254">ad</w> - <w id="4233255">illa</w>
<w id="4233256">prima</w> <w id="4233257">redeamus</w> <w id="4233258">eaque</w> <w id="4233259">ipsa</w> <w id="4233260">concludamus</w> <w id="4233261">aliquando</w>.</p>
<p><milestone unit="chapter" n="27" /><reg><w id="4233263">virtus</w></reg>, <w id="4233265">inquam</w>, <w id="4233267">C</w>. <w id="4233269">Fanni</w>, <w id="4233271">et</w> <w id="4233272">tu</w>, <w id="4233274">Q</w>. <w id="4233276">Muci</w>,
<w id="4233278">et</w> <w id="4233279">conciliat</w> <w id="4233280">amicitias</w> <w id="4233281">et</w> <w id="4233282">conservat</w>. <reg><w id="4233284">in</w></reg> <w id="4233285">ea</w> <w id="4233286">est</w> <w id="4233287">enim</w>
<w id="4233288">convenientia</w> <w id="4233289">rerum</w>, <w id="4233291">in</w> <w id="4233292">ea</w> <w id="4233293">stabilitas</w>, <w id="4233295">in</w> <w id="4233296">ea</w> <w id="4233297">constantia</w>;
<w id="4233299">quae</w> <w id="4233300">cum</w> <w id="4233301">se</w> <w id="4233302">extulit</w> <w id="4233303">et</w> <w id="4233304">ostendit</w> <w id="4233305">suum</w> <w id="4233306">lumen</w> <w id="4233307">et</w> <w id="4233308">idem</w>
<w id="4233309">aspexit</w> <w id="4233310">agnovitque</w> <w id="4233311">in</w> <w id="4233312">alio</w>, <w id="4233314">ad</w> <w id="4233315">id</w> <w id="4233316">se</w> <w id="4233317">admovet</w> <w id="4233318">vicissimque</w> <w id="4233319">accipit</w> <w id="4233320">illud</w>, <w id="4233322">quod</w> <w id="4233323">in</w> <w id="4233324">altero</w> <w id="4233325">est</w>, <w id="4233327">ex</w> <w id="4233328">quo</w>
<w id="4233329">exardescit</w> <w id="4233330">sive</w> <w id="4233331">amor</w> <w id="4233332">sive</w> <w id="4233333">amicitia</w>; <w id="4233335">utrumque</w> <w id="4233336">enim</w>
<w id="4233337">dictum</w><ref id="n15" target="ref15" /> <w id="4233338">est</w> <w id="4233339">ab</w> <w id="4233340">amando</w>, <w id="4233342">Amare</w> <w id="4233343">autem</w> <w id="4233344">nihil</w> <w id="4233345">est</w>
<w id="4233346">aliud</w> <w id="4233347">nisi</w> <w id="4233348">eum</w> <w id="4233349">ipsum</w> <w id="4233350">diligere</w> <w id="4233351">quem</w> <w id="4233352">ames</w>, <w id="4233354">nulla</w>
<w id="4233355">indigentia</w>, <w id="4233357">nulla</w> <w id="4233358">utilitate</w> <w id="4233359">quaesita</w>. <reg><w id="4233361">quae</w></reg> <w id="4233362">tamen</w>
<w id="4233363">ipsa</w> <w id="4233364">ecflorescit</w> <w id="4233365">ex</w> <w id="4233366">amicitia</w>, <w id="4233368">etiam</w> <w id="4233369">si</w> <w id="4233370">tu</w> <w id="4233371">eam</w> <w id="4233372">minus</w>
<w id="4233373">secutus</w> <w id="4233374">sis</w>.<milestone unit="section" n="101" /> <reg><w id="4233376">hac</w></reg> <w id="4233377">nos</w> <w id="4233378">adulescentes</w> <w id="4233379">benevolentia</w>
<w id="4233380">senes</w> <w id="4233381">illos</w>, <w id="4233383">L</w>. <w id="4233385">Paulum</w>, <w id="4233387">M</w>. <w id="4233389">Catonem</w>, <w id="4233391">C</w>. <w id="4233393">Gallum</w>,
<w id="4233395">P</w>. <w id="4233397">Nasicam</w>, <w id="4233399">Ti</w>. <w id="4233401">Gracchum</w> <w id="4233402">Scipionis</w> <w id="4233403">nostri</w> <w id="4233404">socerum</w>
<w id="4233405">dileximus</w>. <reg><w id="4233407">haec</w></reg> <w id="4233408">etiam</w> <w id="4233409">magis</w> <w id="4233410">elucet</w> <w id="4233411">inter</w> <w id="4233412">aequalis</w>,

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<w id="4233414">ut</w> <w id="4233415">inter</w> <w id="4233416">me</w> <w id="4233417">et</w> <w id="4233418">Scipionem</w>, <w id="4233420">L</w>. <w id="4233422">Furium</w>, <w id="4233424">P</w>. <w id="4233426">Rupilium</w>,
<w id="4233428">Sp</w>. <w id="4233430">Mummium</w>; <w id="4233432">vicissim</w> <w id="4233433">autem</w> <w id="4233434">senes</w> <w id="4233435">in</w> <w id="4233436">adulescentium</w> <w id="4233437">caritate</w> <w id="4233438">acquiescimus</w>, <w id="4233440">ut</w> <w id="4233441">in</w> <w id="4233442">vestra</w>, <w id="4233444">ut</w> <w id="4233445">in</w>
<w id="4233446">Q</w>. <w id="4233448">Tuberonis</w>; <w id="4233450">equidem</w> <w id="4233451">etiam</w> <w id="4233452">admodum</w> <w id="4233453">adulescentis</w> <w id="4233454">P</w>. <w id="4233456">Rutili</w>, <w id="4233458">A</w>. <w id="4233460">Vergini</w> <w id="4233461">familiaritate</w> <w id="4233462">delector</w>.
<reg><w id="4233464">quoniamque</w></reg> <w id="4233465">ita</w> <w id="4233466">ratio</w> <w id="4233467">comparata</w> <w id="4233468">est</w> <w id="4233469">vitae</w> <w id="4233470">naturaeque</w>
<w id="4233471">nostrae</w>, <w id="4233473">ut</w> <w id="4233474">alia</w> <w id="4233475">aetas</w> <w id="4233476">oriatur</w>, <w id="4233478">maxime</w> <w id="4233479">quidem</w> <w id="4233480">optandum</w> <w id="4233481">est</w> <w id="4233482">ut</w> <w id="4233483">cum</w> <w id="4233484">aequalibus</w> <w id="4233485">possis</w>, <w id="4233487">quibuscum</w> <w id="4233488">tamquam</w> <w id="4233489">e</w> <w id="4233490">carceribus</w> <w id="4233491">emissus</w> <w id="4233492">sis</w>, <w id="4233494">cum</w> <w id="4233495">isdem</w> <w id="4233496">ad</w> <w id="4233497">calcem</w>,
<w id="4233499">ut</w> <w id="4233500">dicitur</w>, <w id="4233502">pervenire</w>.</p>
<p><milestone unit="section" n="102" /><reg><w id="4233504">sed</w></reg> <w id="4233505">quoniam</w> <w id="4233506">res</w> <w id="4233507">humanae</w> <w id="4233508">fragiles</w> <w id="4233509">caducaeque</w>
<w id="4233510">sunt</w>, <w id="4233512">semper</w> <w id="4233513">aliqui</w> <w id="4233514">anquirendi</w> <w id="4233515">sunt</w> <w id="4233516">quos</w> <w id="4233517">diligamus</w>
<w id="4233518">et</w> <w id="4233519">a</w> <w id="4233520">quibus</w> <w id="4233521">diligamur</w>; <w id="4233523">caritate</w> <w id="4233524">enim</w> <w id="4233525">benevolentiaque</w> <w id="4233526">sublata</w> <w id="4233527">omnis</w> <w id="4233528">est</w> <w id="4233529">e</w> <w id="4233530">vita</w> <w id="4233531">sublata</w> <w id="4233532">iucunditas</w>.
<reg><w id="4233534">mihi</w></reg> <w id="4233535">quidem</w> <w id="4233536">Scipio</w>, <w id="4233538">quamquam</w> <w id="4233539">est</w> <w id="4233540">subito</w> <w id="4233541">ereptus</w>,
<w id="4233543">vivit</w> <w id="4233544">tamen</w> <w id="4233545">semperque</w> <w id="4233546">vivet</w>; <w id="4233548">virtutem</w> <w id="4233549">enim</w> <w id="4233550">amavi</w>
<w id="4233551">illius</w> <w id="4233552">viri</w>, <w id="4233554">quae</w> <w id="4233555">exstincta</w> <w id="4233556">non</w> <w id="4233557">est</w>. <reg><w id="4233559">nec</w></reg> <w id="4233560">mihi</w> <w id="4233561">soli</w>
<w id="4233562">versatur</w> <w id="4233563">ante</w> <w id="4233564">oculos</w>, <w id="4233566">qui</w> <w id="4233567">illam</w> <w id="4233568">semper</w> <w id="4233569">in</w> <w id="4233570">manibus</w>
<w id="4233571">habui</w>, <w id="4233573">sed</w> <w id="4233574">etiam</w> <w id="4233575">posteris</w> <w id="4233576">erit</w> <w id="4233577">clara</w> <w id="4233578">et</w> <w id="4233579">insignis</w>. <reg><w id="4233581">nemo</w></reg>
<w id="4233582">umquam</w> <w id="4233583">animo</w> <w id="4233584">aut</w> <w id="4233585">spe</w> <w id="4233586">maiora</w> <w id="4233587">suscipiet</w> <w id="4233588">qui</w> <w id="4233589">sibi</w>
<w id="4233590">non</w> <w id="4233591">illius</w> <w id="4233592">memoriam</w> <w id="4233593">atque</w> <w id="4233594">imaginem</w> <w id="4233595">proponendam</w>
<w id="4233596">putet</w>.</p>
<p><milestone unit="section" n="103" /><reg><w id="4233598">equidem</w></reg> <w id="4233599">ex</w> <w id="4233600">omnibus</w> <w id="4233601">rebus</w>, <w id="4233603">quas</w> <w id="4233604">mihi</w> <w id="4233605">aut</w> <w id="4233606">fortuna</w>
<w id="4233607">aut</w> <w id="4233608">natura</w> <w id="4233609">tribuit</w>, <w id="4233611">nihil</w> <w id="4233612">habeo</w> <w id="4233613">quod</w> <w id="4233614">cum</w> <w id="4233615">amicitia</w>
<w id="4233616">Scipionis</w> <w id="4233617">possim</w> <w id="4233618">comparare</w>. <reg><w id="4233620">in</w></reg> <w id="4233621">hac</w> <corr sic="milli"><w id="4233622">mihi</w></corr> <w id="4233623">de</w> <w id="4233624">re</w>
<w id="4233625">publica</w> <w id="4233626">consensus</w>; <w id="4233628">in</w> <w id="4233629">hac</w> <w id="4233630">rerum</w> <w id="4233631">privatarum</w> <w id="4233632">consilium</w>, <w id="4233634">in</w> <w id="4233635">eadem</w> <w id="4233636">requies</w> <w id="4233637">plena</w> <w id="4233638">oblectationis</w> <w id="4233639">fuit</w>.
<reg><w id="4233641">numquam</w></reg> <w id="4233642">illum</w> <w id="4233643">ne</w> <w id="4233644">minima</w> <w id="4233645">quidem</w> <w id="4233646">re</w> <w id="4233647">offendi</w>, <w id="4233649">quod</w>
<w id="4233650">quidem</w> <w id="4233651">senserim</w>, <w id="4233653">nihil</w> <w id="4233654">audivi</w> <w id="4233655">ex</w> <w id="4233656">eo</w> <w id="4233657">ipse</w> <w id="4233658">quod</w> <w id="4233659">nollem</w>;

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<w id="4233661">una</w> <w id="4233662">domus</w> <w id="4233663">erat</w>, <w id="4233665">idem</w> <w id="4233666">victus</w> <w id="4233667">isque</w> <w id="4233668">communis</w>, <w id="4233670">neque</w>
<w id="4233671">solum</w> <w id="4233672">militia</w>, <w id="4233674">sed</w> <w id="4233675">etiam</w> <w id="4233676">peregrinationes</w> <w id="4233677">rusticationesque</w> <w id="4233678">communes</w>.<milestone unit="section" n="104" /> <reg><w id="4233680">nam</w></reg> <w id="4233681">quid</w> <w id="4233682">ego</w> <w id="4233683">de</w> <w id="4233684">studiis</w> <w id="4233685">dicam</w>
<w id="4233686">cognoscendi</w> <w id="4233687">semper</w> <w id="4233688">aliquid</w> <w id="4233689">atque</w> <w id="4233690">discendi</w>, <w id="4233692">in</w> <w id="4233693">quibus</w>
<w id="4233694">remoti</w> <w id="4233695">ab</w> <w id="4233696">oculis</w> <w id="4233697">populi</w> <w id="4233698">omne</w> <w id="4233699">otiosum</w> <w id="4233700">tempus</w> <w id="4233701">contrivimus</w>? <reg><w id="4233702">quarum</w></reg> <w id="4233703">rerum</w> <w id="4233704">recordatio</w> <w id="4233705">et</w> <w id="4233706">memoria</w>
<w id="4233707">si</w> <w id="4233708">una</w> <w id="4233709">cum</w> <w id="4233710">illo</w> <w id="4233711">occidisset</w>, <w id="4233713">desiderium</w> <w id="4233714">coniunctissimi</w> <w id="4233715">atque</w> <w id="4233716">amantissimi</w> <w id="4233717">viri</w> <w id="4233718">ferre</w> <w id="4233719">nullo</w> <w id="4233720">modo</w> <w id="4233721">possem</w>.
<reg><w id="4233723">sed</w></reg> <w id="4233724">nec</w> <w id="4233725">illa</w> <w id="4233726">exstincta</w> <w id="4233727">sunt</w> <w id="4233728">alunturque</w> <w id="4233729">potius</w> <w id="4233730">et</w>
<w id="4233731">augentur</w> <w id="4233732">cogitatione</w> <w id="4233733">et</w> <w id="4233734">memoria</w> <w id="4233735">mea</w>, <w id="4233737">et</w>, <w id="4233739">si</w> <w id="4233740">illis</w>
<w id="4233741">plane</w> <w id="4233742">orbatus</w> <w id="4233743">essem</w>, <w id="4233745">magnum</w> <w id="4233746">tamen</w> <w id="4233747">affert</w> <w id="4233748">mihi</w>
<w id="4233749">aetas</w> <w id="4233750">ipsa</w> <w id="4233751">solacium</w>; <w id="4233753">diutius</w> <w id="4233754">enim</w> <w id="4233755">iam</w> <w id="4233756">in</w> <w id="4233757">hoc</w> <w id="4233758">desiderio</w> <w id="4233759">esse</w> <w id="4233760">non</w> <w id="4233761">possum</w>; <w id="4233763">omnia</w> <w id="4233764">autem</w> <w id="4233765">brevia</w> <w id="4233766">tolerabilia</w> <w id="4233767">esse</w> <w id="4233768">debent</w>, <w id="4233770">etiam</w> <w id="4233771">si</w> <w id="4233772">magna</w> <w id="4233773">sunt</w>.</p>
<p><reg><w id="4233775">haec</w></reg> <w id="4233776">habui</w> <w id="4233777">de</w> <w id="4233778">amicitia</w> <w id="4233779">quae</w> <w id="4233780">dicerem</w>; <w id="4233782">vos</w> <w id="4233783">autem</w>
<w id="4233784">hortor</w> <w id="4233785">ut</w> <w id="4233786">ita</w> <w id="4233787">virtutem</w> <w id="4233788">locetis</w> (<w id="4233789">sine</w> <w id="4233790">qua</w> <w id="4233791">amicitia</w> <w id="4233792">esse</w>
<w id="4233793">non</w> <w id="4233794">potest</w>) <w id="4233795">ut</w> <w id="4233796">ea</w> <w id="4233797">excepta</w> <w id="4233798">nihil</w> <w id="4233799">amicitia</w> <w id="4233800">praestabilius</w>
<w id="4233801">putetis</w>.</p>
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