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1 See B. xiv. c. 5.
2 Val. Maximus adds, that he was the best lawyer of his time.—B.
3 We meet with a passage in Livy, B. xxxix. c. 44, illustrative of this view of Cato's character. In Cicero's treatise, De Senectute, where Cato bears a prominent part, frequent allusion is made to the strictness and even severity of his principles, although the general impression which we re- ceive of his character and manners is highly interesting, and, upon the whole, not unamiable.—B.
4 Plutarch says, that nearly fifty impeachments were brought against him, the last when he was eighty-six years of age.—B.
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