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[449c] however, I will try to be as brief as possible; for indeed it is one of my claims that no one could express the same thing in briefer terms than myself.

That is just what I want, Gorgias: give me a display of this very skill—in brevity of speech; your lengthy style will do another time.

Well, I will do that, and you will admit that you never heard anyone speak more briefly.

Come then; since you claim to be skilled in rhetorical art,

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