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[710c]

Clinias
How and by what argument, Stranger, could one convince oneself that to say this is to speak the truth?

Athenian
It is quite easy to perceive at least this, Clinias, that the facts stand by nature's ordinance in the way described.

Clinias
In what way do you mean? On condition, do you say, that there should be a monarch who was young, temperate, quick at learning, with a good memory, brave and of a noble manner?

Athenian
Add also “fortunate,”—not in other respects, but only in this, that in his time there should arise a praiseworthy lawgiver, and that, by a piece of good fortune,

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