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[962c] if, being thus void of reason and void of sense, it acts at haphazard always in all its actions.

Clinias
Very true.

Athenian
In which, then, of the parts or institutions of our State have we now got anything so framed as to prove an adequate safeguard of this kind? Can we answer that question?

Clinias
No, Stranger; at least, not clearly. But if I must make a guess, it seems to me that this discourse of yours is leading up to that synod which has to meet at night, as you said just now.

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