[206b] And hence to use speech and song, not for charming but for driving wild, would be gross fatuity, would it not?I think so.Then take care, Hippothales, not to make yourself guilty of all these things by your verse-making; and yet I fancy you will not like to allow that a man who damages himself by poetry can be a good poet, so long as he is damaging to himself.On my soul, no, he said; of course it would be most absurd. But this is the very reason, Socrates, why I impart my feelings to you,
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