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What an odd person you are, Socrates—a regular stump-orator!

Why, of course, Callicles, that is how I upset Polus and Gorgias, and struck them with bashfulness; but you, I know, will never be upset or abashed; you are such a manly fellow. Come, just answer that.

Then I say that the man also who scratches himself will thus spend a pleasant life.

And if a pleasant one, a happy one also?


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