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Now it is necessary for you, who are of our school, to say something novel, that you may not seem ... Bdelycleon
 Someone bring me a tablet, quick. But what sort of man will be appear to be, if you advise me to do this? Chorus
... to side with this youth in his opinions.  You see how serious the question has become; if he should prevail, which the gods forfend, it will be all over for us. Bdelycleon
And I must note down whatever he says, so as to remember it. Philocleon
But what will you say of it, if he should triumph over me in the debate? Chorus
 That old men are no longer good for anything; we shall be perpetually laughed at in the streets, shall be called thallophores,  mere brief-bags.