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[857e] but a doctor.”

Clinias
And in saying so, would he not be right?

Athenian
Possibly, provided that he should also take the view that the man who treats of laws in the way that we are now doing is schooling the citizens rather than legislating. Would he not seem to be right in saying that, too?

Clinias
Probably.

Athenian
How fortunate we are in the conclusion we have now come to!

Clinias
What conclusion?

Athenian
This,—that there is no need to legislate,

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