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[18] It may even be expedient to yield ground which the enemy thinks advantageous to himself: for in grasping at the fancied advantage he may be forced to surrender some greater advantage: at times, too, it may serve our purpose to give him a choice between two alternatives, neither of which [p. 513] he can select without damage to his cause. Such a course is more effective in debate than in a set speech, for the reason that in the latter we reply to ourselves,1 while in the former our opponent replies, and thereby delivers himself into our hands. It is, above all,

1 We propound the dilemma and ourselves point out that whichever answer our opponent gives must tell against him.

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