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[131e] the son of Cleinias, it seems, neither had nor has any lover except one only, and that a cherished one, Socrates, the son of Sophroniscus and Phaenarete.


And you said that I only just anticipated you in coming to you, for otherwise you would have come to me first for the purpose of inquiring why I am the only one who does not leave you?

Yes, that was so.

Then the reason was that I was the only lover of you, whereas the rest were lovers of what is yours; and that is losing its charm,

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