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BOOK VII

CHAPTER III.
" Now this entire parable," I said, "my dear Glaucon, you must apply to our former statements. The visible world is the prison house, the light of the fire in the cavern is the power of the sun; and if you will regard the upward journey and the contemplation of things above as the ascent of the soul to the realm of thought, you will not misapprehend my surmise, since you desire to hear it, though whether it be true or not, God alone knows. Yet, as for me, my belief may be given in this way : in the world of knowledge the idea of good comes to light last of all and is with difficulty perceived, but when it is perceived, we must infer about it that it is for all the source of all things right and beautiful, in the visible world the parent of light and of the lord of light; in the realm of thought appearing as the direct and supreme giver of truth and reason ; and in fine on this idea must be fixed the earnest eyes of the man who would conduct himself rationally either in public or in private life."
" I agree with you as far as I am able to understand."
" Pray then," I continued, " concede another point, and do not wonder that those who have attained to this height are unwilling to take a part in the affairs of men; but their souls ever aspire after the upper world, to linger there. For this is surely natural, if the present instance,(3)

3 Socrates is thinking of that part of the allegory in which he says the escaped prisoner "would rather be the hireling of a landless man than hold his former opinions and live the life of the den." p389. See Note 1.

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