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[128a] for we may perchance be taking, unawares, no pains over ourselves, though we think we areā€”and when does a man actually do it? Does he take pains over himself at the same time as over his own things?

I at least believe so.

Well now, when does a man take pains over his feet? Is it when he takes pains over what belongs to his feet?

I do not understand.

Is there anything you can name as belonging to the hand? For instance, does a ring belong to any other part of a man but the finger?

No, indeed.

And so the shoe also belongs to the foot, in the same way?


And likewise clothes and coverlets belong to the whole body?

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