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Then, my friend, he who knows not the truth, but pursues opinions, will, it seems, attain an art of speech which is ridiculous, and not an art at all.


Shall we look in the speech of Lysias, which you have with you, and in what I said, for something which we think shows art and the lack of art?

By all means, for now our talk is too abstract, since we lack sufficient examples.

And by some special good fortune, as it seems,

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