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“Nor, again, is the pleasure through hearing beautiful for the reason that it is through hearing; for in that case, again, the pleasure through sight would not be beautiful; it certainly is not pleasure through hearing.” Shall we say, Hippias, that the man who says that speaks the truth?

Yes, he speaks the truth.

“But yet both are beautiful, as you say.” We do say that, do we not?

We do.

“They have, then, something identical which makes them to be beautiful, this common quality which pertains to both of them in common and to each individually;

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