[205a] so that I may know whether you understand what a lover ought to say of his favorite to his face or to others.Do you attach any weight, Socrates, he asked, to anything you have heard this fellow say?Tell me, I said; do you deny being in love with the person he mentions?Not I, he replied; but I do deny that I make poems and compositions on my favorite.He is in a bad way, said Ctesippus; why, he raves like a madman!Then I remarked: Hippothales, I do not want to hear your verses,
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