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[104] If our statement is to be clear and brief, almost anything can be justified sooner than digression. And if we do introduce a digression, it must always be short and of such a nature that we give the impression of having been forced from our proper course by some uncontrollable emotion. The passage in Cicero1 about the marriage of Sasia is a good example of this.

1 pro Clu. vi. 15.

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