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[3d] they are angry with him, either through jealousy, as you say, or for some other reason.

I don't much desire to test their sentiments toward me in this matter.

No, for perhaps they think that you are reserved and unwilling to impart your wisdom. But I fear that because of my love of men they think that I not only pour myself out copiously to anyone and everyone without payment, but that I would even pay something myself, if anyone would listen to me. Now if, as I was saying just now, they were to laugh at me, as you say they do at you, it would not be at all unpleasant

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