for very shame, if for no other
reason, they may assent?” “Certainly,” said
he.“Let us assume,
then,” said I, “that they are won over to this view.
Will anyone contend that there is no chance that the offspring of kings and
rulers should be born with the philosophic nature?” “Not
one,” he said. “And can anyone prove that if so born
they must necessarily be corrupted? The difficulty1 of their salvation we too
concede; but that in all the course of time
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