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BOOK VII

" Therefore in all such things we must be on our guard; for if we shall introduce to these high studies and severe exercises and train therein only those of sound body and mind, justice herself will have no fault to find with us, and we shall save the State and defend the constitution; but if we shall bring to these tasks men of the opposite stamp, not only shall we meet with an experience altogether different from the first, but we shall also draw down upon philosophy a still greater storm of ridicule."
" That would be indeed shameful," he replied.
" No doubt," I said; " but quite likely I proved to be equally ridiculous just now."
" How is that?" he asked.
" I had forgotten," said I, "that we were jesting, and spoke a little too intensely. But while speaking I fixed my eyes upon philosophy, and seeing her treated with undeserved contumely, I was, in consequence, probably too indignant, and, in my anger at those who were to blame for it, I expressed myself too vehemently."
" No indeed," he replied; " at any rate, while listening I did not think so."
" Well, my own opinion is that as speaker I did go to extremes. And now let us remember that, while in our first selection,(23) we made choice of old men, such a choice will not be possible now. Let us not believe Solon when he says that a man, when he grows old, can learn many things. Where

23 See III, p173-175

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