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[5] But in the results that the orator obtains by writing speeches or historical narratives, which we may reasonably count as part of the task of oratory, we shall recognise features resembling those of a productive art. Still, if rhetoric is to be regarded as one of these three classes of art, since it is with action that its [p. 349] practice is chiefly and most frequently concerned, let us call it an active or administrative art, the two terms being identical.

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