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“Then,” he will say, “according to that, could we ever imagine that the number eleven which is merely thought of, is the number twelve which also is merely thought of?” Come now, it is for you to answer.

Well, my answer will be that a man might imagine the eleven that he sees or touches to be twelve, but that he could never have that opinion concerning the eleven that he has in his mind.

Well, then, do you think that anyone ever considered in his own mind five and seven,—

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