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[49] When the ambiguity lies in words used by others, they can never do us any harm, unless he who uttered them be unknown or dead; I will give two illustrations of my meaning: β€œA cry was heard at night, 'Be on your guard against the establishment of a tyranny';” and, β€œon being asked who had poisoned him, he replied: 'It is not fit that you should know.'” For if the speaker is available for examination, he will clear up the ambiguity.

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