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[4] . Of moral essays there are various forms: some are akin to aphorisms and commence with a simple statement “he said” or “he used to say”: others give the answer to a question and begin “on being asked” or “in answer to this he replied,” while a third and not dissimilar type begins, “when someone has said or done something.” Some hold that a moral essay may take some action as its text;

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