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[8] Of these questions it is often the most trivial which occupies the first place. For it is a frequent artifice to drop those points in which we place least confidence, as soon as we have dealt with them; sometimes we make a free gift of them to our [p. 413] opponents, while sometimes we are content to use them as a step to arguments which are of greater importance.

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