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[13] As examples I may cite the praise of Sicily and the rape [p. 129] of Proserpine1 in the Verrines, or the famous recital of the virtues of Gneius Pompeius in the pro Cornelio,2 where the great orator as though the course of his eloquence had been broken by the mere mention of the general's name, interrupts the topic on which he had already embarked and digresses forthwith to sing his praises.

1 Verr. I vii. 27.

2 See note on IV. iv. 8.

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