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[17b] so learn it from them.


Sound, which passes out through the mouth of each and all of us, is one, and yet again it is infinite in number.

Yes, to be sure.

And one of us is no wiser than the other merely for knowing that it is infinite or that it is one; but that which makes each of us a grammarian is the knowledge of the number and nature of sounds.

Very true.

And it is this same knowledge which makes the musician.

How is that?

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