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[772e] but first let him hearken to the direction as to how he should seek what is proper and fitting, for, as Clinias maintains, one ought to introduce each law by a prelude suitable thereto.1

Clinias
A very proper reminder, Stranger,—and you have chosen, in my opinion, a most opportune point in your discourse for making it.

Athenian
You are right. So let us say to the son of noble sires:

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