Excerpt from book: LETTER XXXI. [A. U. 702.] TO APPIUS PULCHER. I Arrived atTralles on the 27th of July, where I found Lucilius waiting for me with your letter, which he delivered, together with your message. You could not have employed upon this occasion a more friendly hand, or one who is better qualified to give me light into those affairs concerning which I was so desirous of being informed. Accordingly I listened to his account with great attention, as I read your letter with much pleasure. I will not remind you of the numerous good offices which have passed between us; since that part of my last, you tell me, though extremely agreeable to you, was by no means necessary. I entirely agree with you, indeed, that a well-confirmed friendship needs not to be animated with any memorials of this nature.? You must allow me, however, to return those acknowledgments I so justly owe you, for the obliging precautions which I find, by your letter, you have taken, in order to ease me in the future functions of my government.?Highly acceptable to iuc A city in Asia Minor. as these your generous services are, can I fail of being desirous to convince both you and the world that I am most warmly your friend ? If there be any who pretend to doubt of this truth, it is rather because they wish it otherwise, than because it is not sufficiently evident. If they do not yet perceive it, however, they certainly shall: as we are neither of us so obscure, that our actions can pass unregarded : and the proofs I purpose to give, will be too conspicuous not to force themselves upon their observation.?But I will not indulge myself any farther on this subject, choosing to refer you to my actions, rather than my professions. As I find the route I proposed to take has raised some doubt in you, whether you shall ...
|Book:||The Letters Of Marcus Tullius Cicero To Several Of His Friends|
|Author:||Marcus Tullius Cicero|
|Publisher:||General Books LLC|
|Number of Pages:||66|
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