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also makes the fact appear credible; for the mind of the hearer is imposed upon1 under the impression that the speaker is speaking the truth, because, in such circumstances, his feelings are the same, so that he thinks (even if it is not the case as the speaker puts it) that things are as he represents them; and the hearer always sympathizes with one who speaks emotionally, even though he really says nothing.

1 Or, “draws a wrong conclusion.”

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