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Stranger
And should we care to make a fifth class, of ornamentation and painting and all the imitations created by the use of painting and music solely for our pleasure and properly included under one name?

Younger Socrates
What is its name?

Stranger
It is called by some such name as plaything.

Younger Socrates
To be sure.

Stranger
So this one name will properly be applied to all the members of this class; for none of them is practised for any serious purpose, but all of them merely for play.


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