An introduction to the Irish language. by William Neilson

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Y qu e lo es real mente ? - Eso sí lo sé. - Por ta les mot ivos. pues, los hombre s de bien n o es tá n d is pues tos a go be rn a r con m iras a las r iquezas ni a los hono res. No q uie ren, en efec to, se r lla m ad o s me rce na ri os po r exigir a bier ta men t e un sala r io para gobe rn ar, ni se r llamados ladrones por a pode rarse de ri q uezas oc u lt a men te, po r s i m ismos, desde el gobierno. y tampoco po r caus a d e los honores, pues no a ma n lo s e honores. Por eso es necesario que se les im ponga co mpuls ión y castigo pa ra que se pres ten a gobern a r; d e alll es p ro bab le que sea cons ide rado vergonzoso el a van ce volunta rio haci a e l gobie rn o, s in ag ua r da r una compuls ión .

Pa ra po der prosegu ir. -¡Claro qu e carla una es di stinta por eso ! - repu so Trasímaco. - ¿ y no nos aporta ca rla arte un beneficio particular -no común a tod as las artes-o tal como la medicina aporta la salud, el pilotaje la segu ridad al n avega r , 'j así las demás ? - De ac ue rdo. - Yen c u a nto a l a rt e del me rce na ri o, a porta un sab lar¡o, ya que ta l es s u peculiari dad. Ahora ¿lla ma s a una misma a rte medicina y pil ota je ? O b ien, s i es q ue qu ie res delimitar co n preci sión los t érminos , como p ro pusi s te, en caso de q ue, al coma ndar un a na ve, u n pilota se sa ne , porque le hace bien na vegar e n el ma r, ¿llama r ás a l p ilotaje ' med ici na ' ?

D - Es cierto lo que dices -c-as tnü ó. - Po r cons igu iente. no se puede defini r la jus tici a como el d ecir la verdad y devolver lo que se h a reci bido. - S i q ue se puede , Sóc rates - re plicó s úbit amente Polcmarco- ; al me nos , si debe m os creer a Sim ónides. ~ PfNUARO, fr . 2 14 SCHR6 DER (91 de or igen incie rt o, I' UIlCII). - REPÚB LICA 1 DIÁLOG OS - Bue no, en tal caso a vosot ros os en trego la argum entaci ón - dijo Céfalo- , po rque yo de bo ocuparme de la s of rendas sag radas.

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