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[790e] they use a kind of crooning noise; and thus they literally cast a spell upon the children (like the victims of Bacchic frenzy) by employing the combined movements of dance and song as a remedy.

And what, Stranger, are we to suppose is the main cause of this?

It is easy enough to see.

How so?

Both these affections are forms of fright; and frights are due to a poor condition of soul. So whenever one applies an external shaking

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