And every day he felt that he was knowing more, and acquiring a strength and power which should fit him hereafter for the more toilsome business and sterner struggles of common life. Well may old Cowley exclaim "O pulerae sine luxes aedes, vitaeque decore Splendida paupertas ingenuusque pudor!"
This bad doctrine is very ancient and apt to dazzle the common herd. Inde hominum pecudumque genus vitaeque volantum. Scilicet huc reddi deinde ac resoluta referri. Plato's Soul of the World has been taken in this sense by some, but there is more indication that the Stoics succumbed to that universal soul which swallows all the rest.