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[332c] Yes, he said.

And so whatever is done in a certain way is done by that kind of faculty, and whatever in an opposite way, by the opposite kind?

He agreed.

Pray now, I proceeded, is there such a thing as the beautiful?

He granted it.

Has this any opposite except the ugly?


Well, is there such a thing as the good?

There is.

Has it any opposite but the evil?


Tell me, is there such a thing as “shrill” in the voice?

Yes, he said.

Has it any other opposite than “deep.”

No, he said.

Now, I went on, each single opposite has but one opposite,

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