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Robert Bridges, ed. (1844–1930).  The Spirit of Man: An Anthology.  1916.
 
xii. 32

Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (121–180)
 
.. HOW 1 wilt thou measure the portion of the limitless void of time which is allotted to any man?—So very quickly is it swallowed up and lost in the Eternal.  1
  Or what portion he hath of the universal Substance?  2
  Or what portion of the universal Life?  3
  Reflecting on all this think nothing great, save only to act as thy nature leadeth, and to suffer what the common nature bringeth.  4
 
Note 1. M. Aurelius, xii. 32. [Trans. R. Bridges.] [back]
 
 
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