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[719b] to do and say, is it not obvious that you would state it?”

Clinias
Inevitably.

Athenian
“Now did not we hear you saying a little while ago1 that the lawgiver should not permit the poets to compose just as they please? For they would not be likely to know what saying of theirs might be contrary to the laws and injurious to the State.”

Clinias
That is quite true.

Athenian
Would our address be reasonable, if we were to address him on behalf of the poets2 in these terms?—

Clinias
What terms?

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