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Chapter II.—A Sound Mind in a Sound Body.

And he, breaking off the discourse in which he was engaged, assured me, by way of apology, why he had not awakened me that I might hear his discourses, assigning as the reason the discomfort of my voyage.  As he wished this to be dispelled,918918    Literally, “to be boiled out of me.” he had suffered me to sleep.  “For,” said he, “whenever the soul is distracted concerning some bodily want, it does not properly approach the instructions that are presented to it.  On this account I am not willing to converse, either with those who are greatly grieving through some calamity, or are immoderately angry, or are turned to the frenzy of love, or are suffering under bodily exhaustion, or are distressed with the cares of life, or are harassed with any other sufferings, whose soul, as I said, being downcast, and sympathizing with the suffering body, occupies also its own intelligence therewith.


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