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To denote education 1 they represent the HEAVEN DISTILLING DEW, intimating that as falling dew alights on all Vegetables, and softens those which have a nature susceptible of being softened, but is unable to operate upon those which essentially remain hard in the same way as upon the others; so also among men education is common to all; and a man of an apt disposition receives it as dew, while

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a man of a disposition less docile is incapable of doing so.


57:1 Qy. An Educator or Priest? See Ch. 21, fig. 4. See also fig. 3 of Neith, who was the Minerva, the Goddess of Education, pouring out the waters.

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