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the ears are intended to catch harmonious movements, and these two sciences, astronomy and harmonics, are sisters, as the Pythagoreans say, and as we, Glaucon, admit, do we not?"
" Yes, we do."
" Then," I said, " since the subject before us is long and difficult, we will ask the opinion of the Pythagoreans upon these matters, and upon other questions, if any arise, but besides all that we will hold fast to our own principle."
" What principle do you mean?"
" Never to permit our pupils to attempt any study of the kind which is imperfect, and which does not invariably tend toward that point where all our researches ought invariably to end, as we were saying just now on the subject of astronomy. Or do you not know that nowadays the science of harmony suffers the same treatment as her sister? For its teachers limiting themselves to measuring audible notes and concords, one against another, labor, like the astronomers, to no purpose."
" Yes, by heaven," he said, " and in a ridiculous fashion, when they talk about their diatonic nuances, and apply their ears closely, as if they were bent on catching a sound in the neighborhood ; and some of them say that they still hear an intermediate sound, and distinguish the smallest interval which must be the unit of measurement; while others contend that it is one and the same tone, both parties preferring their ears to their reason."
" You mean," said I, "those fine musicians who vex and torture(15) the strings, and rack them upon

15 The translator once heard Ole Bull call his favorite violin an instrumnent of torture.

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