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Plutarch, On Superstition, 166b

nanand we hold it to be meet to pray to the gods with the mouth straight and aright, and not to inspect the tongue laid upon the sacrificial offering to see that it be clean and straight, and, at the same time, by distorting and sullying one's own tongue with strange names and barbarous phrases, to disgrace and transgress the god-given ancestral dignity of our religion. Nor is there lack of humour in what the comic poet has somewhat said with reference to those who cover their bedsteads with gold and silver: The one free gift the gods bestow on us, Our sleep, why make its cost to you so much?

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