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[8] An indefinite question is always the more comprehensive, since it is from the indefinite question that the definite is derived. I will illustrate what I mean by an example. The question “Should a man marry?” is indefinite; the question “Should Cato marry?” is definite, and consequently may be regarded as a subject for a deliberative theme. But even those which have no connexion with particular persons are generally given a specific reference. For instance the question “Ought we to take a share in the government of our country?” is abstract, whereas “Ought we to take part in the government of our country under the sway of a tyrant?” has a specific reference.

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