And so, since she appeared in public, and her beauty came to be seen openly, I could not well tell you how many rich
youths, gentlemen and peasants, have adopted the costume of Chrysostom, and go about these fields making love to her.
However, he determined to manage more cleverly than his brother, and got together a rich
present of gold and fine horses for the king; and thought he must have a much larger gift in return; for if his brother had received so much for only a turnip, what must his present be wroth?
My experience in securing money convinces me that the first type of man is growing more rare all the time, and that the latter type is increasing; that is, that, more and more, rich people are coming to regard men and women who apply to them for help for worthy objects, not as beggars, but as agents for doing their work.
I have found that strict business methods go a long way in securing the interest of rich people.
But afterwards, as springtime waxed, it was soon to be waving with long ears of corn, and its rich furrows to be loaded with grain upon the ground, while others would already be bound in sheaves.
And rich-crowned Demeter did not refuse but straightway made fruit to spring up from the rich lands, so that the whole wide earth was laden with leaves and flowers.
And in proportion as riches and rich men are honoured in the State, virtue and the virtuous are dishonoured.
And so at last, instead of loving contention and glory, men become lovers of trade and money; they honour and look up to the rich man, and make a ruler of him, and dishonour the poor man.
The inevitable division: such a State is not one, but two States, the one of poor, the other of rich men; and they are living on the same spot and always conspiring against one another.
And when he has made reason and spirit sit down on the ground obediently on either side of their sovereign, and taught them to know their place, he compels the one to think only of how lesser sums may be turned into larger ones, and will not allow the other to worship and admire anything but riches and rich men, or to be ambitious of anything so much as the acquisition of wealth and the means of acquiring it.
The good at which such a State alms is to become as rich as possible, a desire which is insatiable?
To be honest and poor was never a Dodson motto, still less to seem rich
though being poor; rather, the family badge was to be honest and rich
, and not only rich
, but richer than was supposed.