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[51] Our declaimer, who has thought out this line of argument, must now pass over like a Latin flute-player, as Cicero says,1 to the side of the eloquent son and reply, “Granted, but you are not an infant, you were not away from home nor absent on military service.” Is there any answer to this except the previous reply, “I am an uneducated man”?

1 Pro Mur. xii. 26. The flute-player went from one actor to another, according as each required accompaniment.

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