OF THE SEASONS AND MANNER OF SOWING.
ABOUT fallow land, said he, you see, Socrates, I we are both of the same opinion.
Yes, it seems so, said I.
Well, he continued, have you any opinion on the season for sowing, other than that which all our forefathers from experiment, and all the present generation from tradition, agree to be the best? For when the end of autumn is come, all men, I suppose, look up to Heaven for the time when It shall water the earth and send them forth to sow.
Yes, Ischomachus, said I, all men have learnt that they must not sow while the ground is dry, if they can avoid it, since they see that those who sow before the signal has been made to them by Heaven, have to struggle with many penalties for so doing.
Then on this point, said Ischomachus, we are agreed with all men.