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[5] For all the strongest points of the argument have to be sharply impressed on the memory of the judge, while we have also to make good all the promises we may [p. 505] have made in the course of our speech and to refute the lies of our opponents. There is no point of a trial where the judge's attention is keener. And even mediocre speakers have not without some reason acquired the reputation of being good advocates simply by their excellence in debate.

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