Whenever I was inclined to help someone in poverty or any other need, I never heard that there was no money from which I could supply the need; yet it never fell out that I needed to receive something like that from another person.
That my wife was so quick to listen, so affectionate, so unaffected!
There were always enough tutors for my children to thrive.
That by means of dreams it was given the aid to not spit blood nor suffer vertigo; and that in Caieta: “just as needed.”
And that once I desired philosophy, I did not fall into the hands of any sophist, nor sit with the authors, nor untie syllogisms, nor concern myself with meteorology. Fro all these things need the gods help and good luck.
Among the Quadi at the Granua.
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