Robert Bridges, ed. (18441930). The Spirit of Man: An Anthology. 1916.
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (121180)
|.. 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]|