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ourselves up to following him; we sympathize and rapturously commend as a good poet whoever thus affects us."
" I know that right well."
" But whenever sorrow comes home to any one of us, you are aware that we pride ourselves upon the opposite kind of behavior - on being able to preserve silence and to endure, as though this were a manly part, while the other which we just now praised is the part of a woman."
" Yes, I know," he said.
" Then is this praise rightly bestowed? " I asked. " Is it right when one sees a man who is what he himself would not deign to be, without shame, not to feel disgust at the sight, but to feel pleasure and to praise him? "
" No, by Zeus," he said, "that does not seem reasonable."
" Yes, quite reasonable," I said, " if you look at the matter in this way."
" In what way? "
" If you consider that the part of the soul which is held in check by force in our own intimate tnisfortunes, which hungers after weeping and unstinted lamentations, those things which it naturally desires, is the very part which is satisfied by the poets and in which they take delight. But what by nature is best in us, because not adequately trained by reason or habit, relaxes its hold on this part which is prone to tears upon witnessing another's sorrow, there being no disgrace to the higher nature in praising and pitying the man, who, professing to

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