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BOOK II

" And when you speak in this way, do you make literature a part of music, or not? "
" I do."
" And there are two kinds of literature, truth and fiction? "
" Yes."
" And must they be educated in both kinds, but first in fiction? "
" I do not understand what you mean."
" Do you not understand," I said, " that we begin by telling the children stories? And these, I suppose, to speak generally, are fictions, but there is some truth in them ; and we amuse the children with these stories before they are old enough for the gymnasium."
" That is true."
" This is what I meant in saying that music must be taken in hand before gymnastic."
" Quite right," he said.
" Then you know that the beginning of every work is the most important part, especially when you have to do with anything young and tender? For in childhood the mind is plastic, and at that time a deep impression is made if one wishes to leave his imprint upon the individual character."
" That is certainly true."
" In that case shall we thus lightly allow the children to hear haphazard stories composed by all sorts of authors, and to receive into their minds opinions generally the reverse of those which we shall think they ought to hold when they are grown to manhood?"

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