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[279b] What do you say, Socrates, if we have nothing else at hand, to taking at random the art of weaving, and, if you please, not the whole of that? For I fancy the art of weaving wool will be enough; if we choose that part only it will probably furnish us with the illustration we desire.

Younger Socrates
Agreed.

Stranger
Then just as we divided each subject before by cutting off parts from parts,


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