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A thing which you say—in the treatise which I read of late—“made art.”

What thing do you mean?

I mean a certain habitude.

Then do you take rhetoric to be a habitude?

I do, if you have no other suggestion.

Habitude of what?

Of producing a kind of gratification and pleasure.

Then you take rhetoric to be something fine—an ability to gratify people?

How now, Polus? Have you as yet heard me tell you

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