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[195e] The same method will serve us to prove the delicacy of Love. Not upon earth goes he, nor on our crowns, which are not very soft;1 but takes his way and abode in the softest things that exist. The tempers and souls of gods and men are his chosen habitation: not indeed any soul as much as another; when he comes upon one whose temper is hard, away he goes, but if it be soft, he makes his dwelling there. So if with feet and every way he is wont ever to get hold of the softest parts of the softest creatures,

1 Perhaps here he smiles at or touches the bald head of Socrates.

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