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[423c] but no further.” “Excellent,” he said. “Then is not this still another injunction that we should lay upon our guardians, to keep guard in every way that the city shall not be too small, nor great only in seeming, but that it shall be a sufficient city and one?” “That behest will perhaps be an easy1 one for them,” he said. “And still easier,2 haply,” I said, “is this that we mentioned before3 when we said that if a degenerate offspring was born to the guardians he must be sent away to the other classes,

1 Ironical, of course.

2 Ironical, of course.

3 Cf. on 415 B.

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