That philosopher was one of my most intimate acquaintances.
But my conscience smote me for having uttered a truth, even to aid a friend, and hastening back to Athens, I arrived behind the philosopher's chair as he was inditing the 'aulos.'"
I am the same philosopher who wrote each of the three hundred treatises commemorated by Diogenes Laertes."
"No sir, the soul is no such thing!" (Here the philosopher, looking daggers, took occasion to make an end, upon the spot, of his third bottle of Chambertin.)
Of this, although extremely indecent in his Majesty, the philosopher took no notice: - simply kicking the dog, and requesting him to be quiet.
"But if I have a penchant, Monsieur Bon-Bon - if I have a penchant, it is for a philosopher. Yet, let me tell you, sir, it is not every dev - I mean it is not every gentleman who knows how to choose a philosopher.
- absorption of a pill-box!" - and the philosopher dropped a tear.
- a bargain." Here the philosopher slapped his Majesty upon the back.