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XII. And if for the sake of a crowded audience you do wish to hold a lecture, your ambition is no laudable one, and at least avoid all citations from the poets, for to quote them argues feeble industry. For I forbid in medical practice an industry not pertinent to the art, and laboriously far-fetched,1 and which therefore has in itself alone an attractive grace. For you will achieve the empty toil of a drone and a drone's spoils.2

[p. 329]

1 See p. 308.

2 See p. 308.

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