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[7] “Nay, but even if she has done all this and far more than this, no one could put up with her vile temper.”

“Which, think you,” asked Socrates, “is the harder to bear, a wild beast's brutality or a mother's?”

“I should say a mother's, when she is like mine.”

“Well now, many people get bitten or kicked by wild beasts; has she ever done you an injury of that sort?”

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