Crito

By Plato

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Persons of the Dialogue:

SOCRATES
CRITO
Scene: — The Prison of Socrates

Socrates
Why have you come at this hour, Crito? it must be quite early.

Crito
Yes, certainly.

Socrates
What is the exact time?

Crito
The dawn is breaking.

Socrates
I wonder the keeper of the prison would let you in.

Crito
He knows me because I often come, Socrates; moreover, I have done him a kindness.

Socrates
And are you only just come?

Crito
No, I came some time ago.

Socrates
Then why did you sit and say nothing, instead of awakening me at once?

Crito
Why, indeed, Socrates, I myself would rather not have all this sleeplessness and sorrow. But I have been wondering at your peaceful slumbers, and that was the reason why I did not awaken you, because I wanted you to be out of pain. I have always thought you happy in the calmness of your temperament; but never did I see the like of the easy, cheerful way in which you bear this calamity.


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