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

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?

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

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

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