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[800e] just as a corpse is escorted with Carian music by hired mourners. Such music would also form the fitting accompaniment for hymns of this kind; and the garb befitting these funeral hymns would not be any crowns nor gilded ornaments, but just the opposite, for I want to get done with this subject as soon as I can. Only I would have us ask ourselves again1 this single question,—are we satisfied to lay this down as our first typical rule for hymns?

Clinias
What rule?

Athenian
That of auspicious speech; and must we have a kind of hymn that is

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