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[23] At the present time the misfortune is that teachers more often than not pass over what is necessary in silence, and utility is not accounted one of the good qualities of eloquence. But I have dealt with these points in another work,1 and shall often have to recur to them in this. I will now return to my prescribed course.

1 Perhaps the lost de causis corruptae eloquentiae.

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