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[163c] and in the spoken language we both hear and at the same time know the higher and lower notes of the voice; but we do not perceive through sight or hearing, and we do not know, what the grammarians and interpreters teach about them.

Socrates
First-rate, Theaetetus! and it is a pity to dispute that, for I want you to grow. But look out for another trouble that is yonder coming towards us, and see how we can repel it.

Theaetetus
What is it?

Socrates
It is like this: If anyone should ask, “Is it possible, if a man has ever known a thing and still has


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