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[97] although he had [p. 493] always in previous times been regarded as an utter fool, was, after inheriting an estate, asked to speak first on a motion—

What men call wisdom is a legacy,

Probably from a lost comedy.
where legacy is substituted for the original faculty. Or again we may invent verses resembling well known lines, a trick styled parody by the Greeks. A neat application of proverbs may also be effective,

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