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he be young or old, to tell or hear these doctrines under the guise of fiction, either in verse or prose, since such language would be impious if uttered, and at the same time dangerous to ourselves and self-contradictory."
" I vote with you," he said, " for this law, for it pleases me."
" This, then," I said, " would be one of the laws and patterns relating to the gods, in accordance with which our speakers must speak, and our writers must compose, that God is not the author of all things, but of the good only."
" The proof is quite sufficient," he said.
" But what of this second principle? Do you think God is a magician such as to appear at different times in different forms with intent to deceive, sometimes being really changed, and altering his person into many shapes, and again deceiving us and making us think that he undergoes such transformations ; or do you believe him to be simple in his essence and least likely of all beings to abandon his proper shape?"
" I can not answer you," he said, " without further reflection."
" Well, then, tell me this: If anything departs from its proper shape, must it not be changed either by itself, or by something else? "
" Necessarily so."
" Then, are not things which are in the best condition least changed and affected by any other thing? For example, while the body is affected by food and drink and labor, and every plant by sunshine and

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