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The Golden Verses of Pythagoras, by Fabre d'Olivet, [1917], at

10. . . . Remember that a power invincible Ordains to die; . . .

That is to say, remember thou that the fatal necessity to which thou art subjected in reference to the material and mortal part of thyself, according to the sentence of the ancient sages, b will strike thee particularly in the objects of thy cupidity, of thy intemperance, in the things which will have excited thy folly, or flattered thy cowardice; remember thou that death will break the frail instruments of thy wrath, will extinguish the firebrands that it will have lighted; remember thou finally,


163:b Hermès, In Pœmandr.

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