The Servant and the Master

The New Fables—attributed to Phædrus
There is no curse more severe than a bad conscience.
A Servant having been guilty of a secret offence in debauching the wife of his master, on the latter coming to know of it, he said, in the presence of those standing by: “Are you quite pleased with yourself? For, when you ought not, you do please yourself; but not with impunity, for when you ought to be pleased, you cannot be.”

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