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[228c] to share his revel, and told him to lead on. But when the lover of discourse asked him to speak, he feigned coyness, as if he did not yearn to speak; at last, however, even if no one would listen willingly, he was bound to speak whether or no. So, Phaedrus, ask him to do now what he will presently do anyway.

Truly it is best for me to speak as I may; since it is clear that you will not let me go until I speak somehow or other.

You have a very correct idea about me.

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