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[6] Consequently I have felt all the more a moved to write this essay, feeling sure I should not fail to secure two most honorable rewards.1 For when I have described the good qualities you possess, I hope that at one and the same time I shall prove you to be worthy of admiration and myself not senseless if I love you, being what you are; and secondly, in tendering the advice that is most urgently needed I believe I shall present proof of my own goodwill and furnish a basis for our mutual friendship.

1 The use of the dual savors of poetry.

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