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[298b] that the nature of the beautiful is now well stated.

Socrates
But what then? Shall we say, Hippias, that beautiful customs and laws are beautiful because they are pleasing through hearing and sight, or that they have some other form of beauty?

Hippias
Perhaps, Socrates, these things might slip past the man unnoticed.

Socrates
No, by dog, Hippias—not past the man before whom I should be most ashamed of talking nonsense


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