The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Bucolics by Virgil:|
Fairer than ivy pale, soon as the steers
Shall from their pasture to the stalls repair,
If aught for Corydon thou carest, come."
"Now may I seem more bitter to your taste
Than herb Sardinian, rougher than the broom,
More worthless than strewn sea-weed, if to-day
Hath not a year out-lasted! Fie for shame!
Go home, my cattle, from your grazing go!"
"Ye mossy springs, and grass more soft than sleep,