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BOOK II

" Must we then give more heed to the art of ahoemaking than to the art of war?"
" By no means."
" But, I take it, we did not allow the shoemaker to attempt to be at the same time a farmer or a weaver or a builder, in order that our shoemaking work might be well done ; and to every other workman we in like manner assigned one task to which he was naturally adapted, and in which, if he turned from other pursuits, and wrought at it all his life, not letting his opportunities slip, he was likely to work successfully. To come to the case in point, then, is it not of the greatest importance that the work of war should be well done? Or is war so easy that any one can be a soldier and at the same time work at farming, shoemaking or any other occupation, although no man could become a skilful player at draughts or dice unless he practised the game from childhood instead of making it a mere diversion? And will a man by taking a shield or any other of the weapons and implements of war become in a single day a master of heavyarmed fighting or any other kind of warfare, while the mere handling of no other tools will make one a craftsman or an athlete, nor will it be of service to the man who has neither acquired the requisite knowledge of each art, nor has given it sufficient attention? "
" No," he replied; " if it were so, these implements of war would be invaluable."

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