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[110] he says, “Not only not to war, but to a country where there was no thought of war.” And when the sense would have been sufficiently clear had he [p. 111] said no more than “Quintus Ligarius would not suffer himself to be entangled in any transaction,”1 he adds “for he had his eyes fixed on home and wished to return to his own people.” Thus he made what he stated credible by giving a reason for it and at the same time coloured it with emotion.

1 pro Lig. i. 3.

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