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[837c] and hungering after its bloom,1 as it were that of a ripening peach, urges himself on to take his fill of it, paying no respect to the disposition of the beloved; whereas he that counts bodily desire as but secondary, and puts longing looks in place of love,2 with soul lusting really for soul, regards the bodily satisfaction of the body as an outrage, and, reverently worshipping temperance, courage, nobility and wisdom, will desire to live always chastely in company with

1 Cp.Plat. Sym. 183d ff.

2 A play on the assonance ὁρῶν=ἐρῶν.

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