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[119] I make these remarks, not because I think that a knowledge of the “places”1 from which arguments may be derived is useless (had I thought so, I should have passed them by)but to prevent those who have learnt these rules from neglecting other considerations and regarding themselves as having a perfect and absolute knowledge of the whole subject, and to make them realise that, unless they acquire a thorough knowledge of the [p. 269] remaining points which I am about to discuss, they will be the possessors of what I can only call a dumb science.

1 See V. x. 20.

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