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[6] For the same reason the uninstructed sometimes appear to have a richer flow of language, because they say everything that can be said, while the learned exercise discrimination and self-restraint. To this must be added the fact that such persons take no trouble to prove their contentions, and consequently steer clear of the chilly reception given in our decadent law-courts to arguments and [p. 287] questions and seek only for such themes as may beguile the ears of the public even at the cost of appealing to the most perverted tastes.

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