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I do not know, Socrates, what harm it can do a man to take in all the other kinds of knowledge if he has the first.

Shall I, then, let them all flow into what Homer very poetically calls ““the mingling of the vales?””1


They are let in; and now we must turn again to the spring of pleasure. For our original plan for making the mixture, by taking first the true parts, did not succeed; because of our love of knowledge,

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