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[686e] a wonderful boon to the Greeks.

And was it not quite right and sensible of you to say this, and of us to endorse it?

Possibly; I conceive, however, that everyone, when he beholds a thing that is large, powerful and strong, is instantly struck by the conviction that, if its possessor knew how to employ an instrument of that magnitude and quality, he could make himself happy by many wonderful achievements.

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