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Can any man get an accurate vision and view of any object better than by being able to look from the many and dissimilar to the one unifying form?

Probably not.

It is certain, my friend, rather than probable, that no man can possibly have a clearer method than this.

I believe you, Stranger, and I assent; so let us employ this method in our subsequent discourse.

Naturally we must compel the wardens also of our divine polity to observe accurately, in the first place, what that identical element is which pervades all the four virtues,

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