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[260c] baggage and was useful for many other purposes—

Then it would be supremely ridiculous.

But is it not better to be ridiculous than to be clever and an enemy?

To be sure.

Then when the orator who does not know what good and evil are undertakes to persuade a state which is equally ignorant, not by praising the ““shadow of an ass”” under the name of a horse, but by praising evil under the name of good, and having studied the opinions of the multitude persuades them to do evil instead of good, what harvest do you suppose his oratory will reap thereafter

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