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BOOK III.

CHAPTER XVIII.
" When therefore any one gives himself up to the charms of music, and permits it to pour into his soul through the channel o# his ears, as through a funnel, the sweet and soft and plaintive melodies which we mentioned just now, and continues all his life warbling and delighting himself with song, at first no doubt, he tempers thereby his native passion as iron is tempered, and renders it useful instead of worthless and brittle; if, however, instead of restraining himself he perseveres in the enervating process and becomes spellbound, he before long dissolves and dissipates his courage, until he has the spirit melted out of him, and as it were the sinews of his soul are cut away, and he is made ` a faint-hearted warrior.'" (53)
" I quite agree with you."
" And if he have received a nature originally spiritless, he quickly accomplishes what I have said; but if he have received a passionate nature, he enfeebles his spirit, and renders it prone to anger, so that on trifling occasions it easily flames up and is easily quenched. Hence such persons are made quick to anger and irritable instead of being spirited, becoming a prey to a bad temper."
" just so."
" But if on the contrary a man toil mightily in gymnastic and take his fill of it, but neglect music and philosophy, does not his bodily vigor at first fill him with high thoughts and spirit, and give him more courage than he had before?"

53. Iliad, xvii, 588.

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