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[292a] that comes under its rule, what effect does it produce? Would you not say that it supplies us with food from the earth?

Crito
I would.

Socrates
And what of the monarch's art? In ruling over all that comes under its rule, what does it produce? Perhaps you are not quite ready with the answer.

Crito
I am not indeed, Socrates.

Socrates
Nor were we, Crito; yet so much you know, that if this is really the one we are seeking, it must be beneficial.

Crito
Certainly.

Socrates
Then surely it must purvey something good?

Crito
Necessarily, Socrates.


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