“Would you have me compare him to those who excel him in villainy?”“No, not those, either.”“What, to no one?”“No; don't compare him to any one in any particular.”“But if I hold my peace, I do not understand how I am going to render services suitable to such a fine dinner.”“That is easily effected,” said Socrates, “if you will be reticent on matters that should not be talked about.”Thus was quenched this bit of convivial unpleasantness.
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