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[13] Further in questions [p. 405] which have reference to a particular person, although it is not sufficient merely to handle the general question, we cannot arrive at any conclusion on the special point until we have first discussed the general question. For how is Cato to deliberate “whether he personally is to marry,” unless the general question “whether marriage is desirable” is first settled? And how is he to deliberate “whether he should marry Marcia,” unless it is proved that it is the duty of Cato to marry?

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