OF SOCRATES AND THE HORSE OF NICIAS. OF THE RIGHT USE OF WEALTH. ALSO HOW ISCHOMACHUS SPENT HIS DAY, SEEKING TO PROMOTE JUSTICE AT HOME AND ABROAD.
THERE, Ischomachus, said I, about what your wife does I think I have heard enough to begin with, and very creditable it is to both of you. But now, I continued, let me hear what you do, so that you may have the pleasure of recounting the causes of your good report, and I an opportunity of gratitude to you for describing to me thoroughly what the duties of the true gentleman are, and helping me to learn them, if so I can.
Nay, Socrates, exclaimed Ischomachus, I shall be quite delighted to give you an account of my daily duties; and to look too for your correction, wherever you may think me wrong.
What, I! was my answer, how could I have the right to correct a finished gentleman; and that when they call me a prating and specula-