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[611e] And we must note the things of which it has apprehensions, and the associations for which it yearns, as being itself akin to the divine1 and the immortal and to eternal being, and so consider what it might be if it followed the gleam unreservedly and were raised by this impulse out of the depths of this sea in which it is now sunk, and were cleansed and scraped free2 of the rocks and barnacles which,

1 Cf. Phaedo 79 D, Laws 899 D, and 494 Dτὸ σιγγενὲς τῶν λόγων.

2 Cf. Phileb. 55 Cπερικρούωμεν, 519 Aπεριεκόπη.

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