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[43] Such faults are due to the practice of the schools, where we are free to feign what we will with impunity, because we are at liberty to invent facts. But this is impossible when we are confronted with realities, and it was an excellent remark that Cassius made to a young orator who said, “Why do you look so fiercely at me, Severus?” To which he replied, “I was doing nothing of the kind, but if it is in your manuscript, here you are!” And he fixed his eyes on him with the most ferocious scowl that he could muster.

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