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At this some of the company urged Critobulus to take his kisses, the need of victory; others advised him to get the consent of the young people's legal guardian; and others indulged in other badinage. But even then Hermogenes kept silent. And Socrates, calling him by name, inquired, “Hermogenes, could you define ‘convivial unpleasantness' for us?”

“If you ask me what it actually is,” he answered, “I do not know; but I am willing to tell you what I think it is.”

Soc. “Very well, tell us that.”

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