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But it is such a silly one, Socrates.

How do you mean?

Well, figure, as I understand by your account, is what always follows color. Very good; but if some one said he did not know color, and was in the same difficulty about it as about figure, what answer do you suppose would have come from you?

The truth, from me; and if my questioner were a professor of the eristic and contentious sort, I should say to him:

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