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[293e] which we got hold of just now in our reply, when we said that gold was beautiful for those things for which it was appropriate, but not for those for which it was not, and that all the other things were beautiful to which this quality pertains; so examine this very thing, the appropriate, and see if it is perchance the beautiful.” Now I am accustomed to agree to such things every time for I don't know what to say; but now does it seem to you that the appropriate is the beautiful?

Hippias
Yes, certainly, Socrates.

Socrates
Let us consider, lest we make a mistake somehow.

Hippias
Yes, we must consider.

Socrates
See, then; do we say that the appropriate is that which,


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