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[2] The nature of the main question is sometimes sufficiently clear without any proposition, especially if the statement of facts ends exactly where the question begins. Consequently the recapitulation generally employed in the case of arguments is sometimes placed immediately after the statement of facts. “The affair took place, as I have described, gentlemen: he that laid the ambush was defeated, [p. 133] violence was conquered by violence, or rather I should say audacity was crushed by valour.”1

1 pro Mil. xi. 30.

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