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From Herodotus sive Aetion
Lucian (c. 125180)
HOW1 happy woud a man be coud he imitate Herodotus! I do not say in all his perfections, for that woud be too great a wish, but either in the beauty of his discourse, or in the gravity of his sentences, or in the delicacy of his Ionique tongue, or (to be short) in a thousand other advantages, which make all those that woud attempt it, despairing, drop their Pens.