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Pleasure, evidently.

Did we not say that pleasure in the misfortunes of friends was caused by envy?

There can be no other cause.

Then our argument declares that when we laugh at the ridiculous qualities of our friends, we mix pleasure with pain, since we mix it with envy; for we have agreed all along that envy is a pain of the soul, and that laughter is a pleasure, yet these two are present at the same time on such occasions.


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