HOW THAT STEWARDS MUST LEARN BOTH GOODWILL AND CAREFULNESS. OF THOSE WHO CANNOT LEARN CAREFULNESS: ALSO OF THE FORCE OF THE MASTER'S EXAMPLE.
NAY, but Ischomachus, said I, do not let me keep you, if you would go away now.
Not at all, Socrates, said he, for I would not leave before the court is finally dismissed.
Verily, said I, you are taking wondrous care not to lose your surname of 'gentleman'! For just now, notwithstanding the many cares that no doubt call you away, yet since you agreed to meet those friends, you wait for them, that your word may not be broken.
And you know, Socrates, said Ischomachus, I do not neglect the matters you speak of either for I have stewards over my estate.
And when you are in need of a steward, Ischomachus, I said, do you ascertain where a man with stewardship in him is to be found, and then endeavour to buy him -- just as when