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You are jesting, Socrates.

Perhaps; I am right, however, in saying that we need to take pains—all men rather badly, but we two very badly indeed.

As to me, you are not wrong.

Nor, I fear, as to myself either.

Then what can we do?

There must be no crying off or skulking, my good friend.

No, for that would indeed be unseemly, Socrates.

It would; so let us consider in common. Now tell me:

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