A civil person observes such propriety of speech and manner as to avoid being rude; one who is polite (literally polished) observes more than the necessary proprieties, conforming to all that is graceful, becoming, and thoughtful in the intercourse of refined society.
So, as I have said, I have cut the cloth of my instruction to conform with the pattern favored for the Western garment of knowledge.
Thy wife Camilla is virtuous, thou dost possess her in peace and quietness, no one assails thy happiness, her thoughts wander not beyond the walls of thy house, thou art her heaven on earth, the object of her wishes, the fulfilment of her desires, the measure wherewith she measures her will, making it conform in all things to thine and Heaven's.
But Thy word, O God, is the fountain of life eternal; and passethnot away: wherefore this departure of the soul is restrained by Thyword, when it is said unto us, Be not conformed unto this world;that so the earth may in the fountain of life bring forth a livingsoul; that is, a soul made continent in Thy Word, by ThyEvangelists, by following the followers of Thy Christ.
This conforming of the life to nature oralogoumenwz th fusei zhn.