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[770a]

Clinias
He certainly would not.

Athenian
Must not we three act thus on the present occasion?

Clinias
What is it you mean?

Athenian
We are about to make laws, and Law-wardens have been appointed by us; therefore, since we are in the evening of life, while those compared to us are youthful, we should not only legislate, as we say, ourselves, but also make legislators, as well as Law-wardens, of these very same men, so far as we can.

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