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in the least knowing wherein each thing he imitates is good or bad; but, apparently, whatever seems beautiful to the ignorant multitude-this he will imitate."
" He certainly will."
" Then we are, as it seems, pretty well agreed that the imitator knows nothing worth mentioning of what he imitates, but that imitation is a mere diversion and not a serious matter, and that the tragic poets, whether they employ iambics or heroics, are all imitators in the highest degree."
" No doubt."

CHAPTER V.
" By Zeus," said I, "is not this imitation concerned with something that is thrice removed from the truth?"
" Yes."
" But what is that in man upon which imitation exerts such power as it possesses? "
" What sort of thing do you mean?"
" Something like this : the same magnitude, when seen near at hand and at a distance, does not appear to us the same."
" Certainly not."
" And the same objects appear straight when seen out of the water, and crooked when in the water, concave and convex on account of the optical illusion occasioned by the colors and quite evidently a general confusion here arises in the soul. It is this weakness of our nature upon which the art of painting relies, which leaves untried no species

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