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[4] As for digression (egressio, now more usually styled excessus), if it lie outside the case, it cannot be part of it, while, if it lie within it, it is merely an accessory or ornament of that portion of the case from which digression is made. For if anything that lies within the case is to be called part of it, why not [p. 517] call argument, comparison, commonplace, pathos, illustration parts of the case?

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