Letter CCXI. 2798
To Olympius. 2799
Truly when I read your excellencys letter I felt unwonted pleasure and cheerfulness; and when I met your well-beloved sons, I seemed to behold yourself. They found me in the deepest affliction, but they so behaved as to make me forget the hemlock, which your dreamers and dream mongers are carrying about to my hurt, to please the people who have hired them. Some letters I have already sent; others, if you like, shall follow. I only hope that they may be of some advantage to the recipients.
Placed in 375.251:2799
cf. Letters iv., xii., xiii., cxxxi.