RECAPITULATION OF PRECEDING CONCLUSIONS. OF THE TRUE GENTLEMAN, AND HOW SOCRATES FOUND SUCH AN ONE.
WELL, Socrates, said he, I heartily approve of all you say, in bidding us strive to begin every undertaking with the favour of Heaven to aid us, and that because Heaven is lord no less of the things of peace than of those of war. This we will make every effort to do. But now do you continue from where you left off telling me about economy, and endeavour to go through everything about it for my benefit, since even now, from what you have told me so far, I think I already understand better than I did how I ought to act in life.
What say you, then, said Socrates, to our first going once more over all the points we have successively agreed upon, that we may if possible, as we proceed to what remains, still agree with each other?
Yes, said Critobulus, I shall be very glad: and