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Is that a question you are asking, or are you beginning a speech?

I am asking a question.

To my mind, they are not considered at all.

How not considered? Have they not the chief power in their cities?

No, if you mean power in the sense of something good for him who has it.

Why, of course I mean that.

Then, to my thinking, the orators have the smallest power of all who are in their city.

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