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no less than the others, applies to our allegory."
" Yes, quite natural," he said.
" Is it then, do you think, at all surprising that a person, who turns from the contemplation of things divine to the miseries of men, makes but a poor figure and appears quite ridiculous, if, while his sight is still dim, and before he has become thoroughly habituated to the surrounding darkness, he is forced to contend in law courts or elsewhere about the shadows of justice or the images which cast these shadows, and to dispute thereon about the opinions of those who have never had a vision of absolute justice?"
" Not in the least surprising," he replied.
" On the contrary," I proceeded, " a man of sense will remember that disturbances of the eyes are of two kinds and come from two opposite causes, the transition from light to darkness, and from darkness to light, but holding the same to be true of the mind's eye, when he observes any one whose soul is perplexed and unable to see distinctly, he will not laugh immoderately ; he will rather inquire whether that soul has returned from a brighter life and is blinded from being unaccustomed to the darkness, or in passing from a deeper ignorance into greater brightness it has been dazzled by excess of radiance. And the first he will deem happy in its experience and manner of life, and he will pity the second; or if he is inclined to

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