[199a] in the best and fairest light; successfully, of course, before those who do not know him, though it must be otherwise before those who do; your praise has such a fine impressive air! No, I find I was quite mistaken as to the method required; it was in ignorance that I agreed to take my turn in the round of praising. “‘The tongue,’ you see, undertook, ‘the mind’” did not;1 so good-bye to my bond. I am not to be called upon now as an eulogist in your sense; for such I cannot be.
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