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[168d] for addressing our words to a boy, and said that we made the boy's timidity aid us in our argument against his doctrine, and that he called our procedure a mere display of wit, solemnly insisting upon the importance of “the measure of all things,” and urging us to treat his doctrine seriously?

Of course I observed it, Socrates.

Well then, shall we do as he says?

By all means.

Now you see that all those present, except you and myself are boys. So if we are to do as the man asks, you and I must

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