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Robert Bridges, ed. (1844–1930).  The Spirit of Man: An Anthology.  1916.
Discourses, I. xvi

Epictetus (c. 50–c. 138)
WHAT 1 else can I do, a lame old man [Epictetus], but sing hymns to God? If then I were a nightingale, I would do the nightingale’s part; if I were a swan, I would do as a swan. But now I am a rational creature, and I ought to praise God: this is my work; I do it, nor will I desert my post, so long as I am allowed to keep it: and I exhort you to join in this same song.  1
Note 1. Epictetus. ‘Discourses’, I. xvi. Ed. Long. [back]
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