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‘“Men who will count the destruction of either you or me gain to them. A spectacle which as yet fortune herself has taken care to avoid, unwilling to see two armies which belong to one body fighting, with Cicero acting as master of the show; a fellow who is so far happy that he has cajoled you both with the same compliments as those with which he boasted that he had deceived Caesar.”’

He proceeds in his abuse of me, as if he had been very fortunate in all his former reproaches of me; but I will brand him with the most thoroughly deserved marks of infamy, and pillory him for the everlasting recollection of posterity. I a ‘“master of the show of gladiators!”’ indeed he is not wholly wrong, for I do wish to see the worst party slain, and the best victorious! He writes that ‘“whichever of them are destroyed we shall count as so much gain.”’

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