At home all day…In reading Homer’s Odyssey, I think the character which Menelaus gives Telemachus of Ulysses, when he is speaking of his war-like virtues in the 4th book, is very good.
“Heroes in various climes myself have found…
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Wise to resolve and patient to perform.”
And again Telemachus says in the 395th line:
“’Inclement fate! ‘Telemachus replies,
‘Frail is the boasted attribute of wise.’”