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[300d] and sent to his absent subjects.1

Younger Socrates
Yes, we did say that.

Stranger
But is it not true that any man or any number of men whatsoever who have written laws, if they undertake to make any change in those laws, thinking it is all improvement, are doing, to the best of their ability, the same thing which our true statesman does?

Younger Socrates
Certainly.

Stranger
If, then, they were to do this without science, however, imitate badly in every case;


1 See 295 E.

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