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[636e] or an individual or any kind of creature; but whosoever does so without understanding and out of due season will fare contrariwise.

What you say, Stranger, is excellent, I suppose; nonetheless I am at a loss to know what reply I should make to it. Still, in my opinion, the Lacedaemonian lawgiver was right in ordaining the avoidance of pleasures, while as to the laws of Cnosus—our friend Clinias,

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