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[685a]

Megillus
What do you mean? What fault have you to find with it?

Athenian
This, that whereas there were three States settled, two of the three1 speedily wrecked their constitution and their laws, and one only remained stable—and that was your State, Megillus.

Megillus
The question is no easy one.

Athenian
Yet surely in our consideration and enquiry into this subject, indulging in an old man's sober play with laws, we ought to proceed on our journey

1 viz., Argos and Messene,—the third being Laconia.

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