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INTRODUCTION

But as we have in the dialogues ample proof of his being by nature a poet, we need not insist upon the authenticity of the metrical fragments, or heed the story that, when in his twentieth year he met with Socrates and began the study of philosophy, he renounced the muse and burned his verses. The genius, who could create the allegory of the cave or den at the opening of Book VII, the vision of the disembodied spirit in Book X, or tlie myths at the close of the Gorgias and the Phaedo, appears inconsistent in banishing the poets from his Utopia. These productions, both in substance and form, seem quite as fanciful and remote from reality as Coleridge's Kubla Khan or A Midsummer Night's Dream.
Plato does not rest satisfied with demanding the utmost simplicity in that part of music which relates to narratives or myths, but proceeds to impose equally severe restrictions on the character of melody and songs. In the education of the future warriors and guardians the pathetic and enervating strains are to be discarded, the Dorian Mood is to be retained, "soft Lydian airs" are to be excluded; no musical instruments are to be used except the lyre, the cithara and the Pandean pipe. Writing on Plato's antipathy to instrumental music Professor Lewis Campbell shrewdly remarks: "He would have sympathized with the Presbyterian who

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