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[204b] I should be glad to hear first on what terms I am to enter, and which is the handsome one.

Each of us, he replied, has a different fancy, Socrates.

Well, and which is yours, Hippothales? Tell me that.

At this question he blushed; so I said: Ah, Hippothales, son of Hieronymus, you need not trouble to tell me whether you are in love with somebody or not: for I know you are not only in love, but also far advanced already in your passion. In everything else I may be a poor useless creature,

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