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[283c] and did not take it seriously. This reflection therefore made me insist all the more that we were in deadly earnest.

Then Dionysodorus said: Yet be careful, Socrates, that you do not have to deny what you say now.

I know what I am about, I said: I know I shall never deny it.

Well now, he proceeded; you tell me you wish him to become wise?

Certainly.

And at present, be asked, is Cleinias wise or not?

He says he is not yet so—he is no vain pretender.

And you, he went on,


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