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SOCRATES till someone is aware the reality approximately all of the [b5] issues approximately which he speaks or writes, and turns into in a position to defining the total on its own, and, having outlined it, is aware the right way to lower it up back based on its varieties till it may not be lower; and till he has reached an figuring out of the character of soul alongside an identical strains, learning the shape of [c1] speech that matches each one nature, and so arranges and orders what he says, providing a complex219 soul complicated speeches containing all of the modes, and easy speeches to an easy soul: no longer till then will he be capable to pursuing the making of speeches as an entire in a systematic method, to the measure that its nature permits, [c5] no matter if for the needs of educating or for these of persuading both, because the entire of our earlier argument has indicated. PHAEDRUS completely; that used to be on the subject of the way it seemed to us. SOCRATES And what in regards to the topic of its being positive or [d1] shameful to provide speeches and write them, and the situations lower than which it should rightly be referred to as a shame or now not? Hasn't what we stated a bit prior proven – [d5] PHAEDRUS proven what? SOCRATES That even if Lysias or an individual else ever wrote or writes sooner or later, both for personal reasons or publicly, during providing legislation, so writing a political composition, and thinks there's any nice sure bet or readability in it, then it really is [d10] a reproach to its author, even if an individual says so or now not; for to [e1] be ignorant, no matter if wide awake or asleep, in regards to the nature of simply and unjust and undesirable and sturdy can't really get away being an issue of reproach, whether the complete mob applauds it. PHAEDRUS No certainly. [e5] SOCRATES however the one that thinks that there's inevitably a lot that's in simple terms for leisure in a written speech on any topic, and that none has ever but been written, even if in verse or in prose, that's worthy a lot critical consciousness, or certainly spoken, within the approach that rhapsodes220 converse theirs, to supply conviction with out wondering or instructing, yet that [278a] the simplest of them have quite been a manner of reminding those who understand; who thinks that clearness and completeness and seriousness exist in simple terms in these issues which are taught approximately what's simply and lovely and sturdy, and are acknowledged for the aim of [a5] a persons studying from them, and really written within the soul; who thinks that discourses221 of that sort will be acknowledged to be because it have been his valid sons, to begin with the single inside [b1] him, whether it is came across there, and in moment position any offspring and brothers of this one who have sprung up at the same time, within the manner they need to, in different souls, different males; and who says so long to the opposite variety – this, without doubt, Phaedrus, stands out as the type of individual you and that i may pray that we either may perhaps turn out to be. [b5] PHAEDRUS certain, completely. I want and pray for what you are saying. SOCRATES So now permit that count number as our due leisure from the topic of talking. And as for you, Phaedrus, you cross and inform Lysias that we got here right down to the spring and the sacred [c1] position of the Nymphs and heard arguments222 that advised us to inform this to Lysias and an individual else who composes speeches, and to Homer and somebody else who has composed verses, even if with out tune or to be sung, and, thirdly, to Solon and whoever writes compositions within the kind of political speeches, [c5] which he calls legislation: if he has composed these items understanding how in truth, in a position to aid his composition while he's challenged on its matters, and with the means, talking in his personal individual, to teach that what he has written is of little worth,223 then this sort of guy ought to not derive his name from those, and be referred to as after them, yet relatively from these issues in [d1] which he's heavily engaged.

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