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[992b] And the man who has acquired all these things in this manner is he whom I account the most truly wisest: of him I also assert, both in jest and in earnest, that when one of his like completes his allotted span at death, I would say if he still be dead, he will not partake any more of the various sensations then as he does now, but having alone partaken of a single lot and having become one out of many,1 will be happy and at the same time most wise and blessed, whether one has a blessed life in continents or in islands; and that such a man will partake

1 i.e. having been singled out as fit to receive a rare blessing reserved for a chosen few. These few(see D, below)are to form the Nocturnal Council, which was briefly suggested at the end of Plato's Laws.

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