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[278e] adding this phrase and taking that away, will you not properly address him as poet or writer of speeches or of laws?

Phaedrus
Certainly.

Socrates
Tell this then to your friend.

Phaedrus
But what will you do? For your friend ought not to be passed by.

Socrates
What friend?

Phaedrus
The fair Isocrates. What message will you give him? What shall we say that he is?

Socrates
Isocrates is young yet, Phaedrus;


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