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[349e] Stop now, I said: we must duly examine what you say. Do you call courageous men bold, or something else?

Yes, and impetuous also, he replied, where most men fear to tread.

Well now, do you say that virtue is a good thing, and of this good thing offer yourself as teacher?

Nay, it is the best of things, he said, unless I am out of my senses.

Then is one part of it base and another good, or is the whole good?

Surely the whole is good in the highest possible degree.

Now do you know who


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