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[6] Cicero was right when, in one of his letters to Brutus, he [p. 215] wrote, “Eloquence which evokes no admiration is, in my opinion, unworthy of the name.” Aristotle1 likewise thinks that the excitement of admiration should be one of our first aims.

But such ornament must, as I have already said,2 be bold, manly and chaste, free from all effeminate smoothness and the false hues derived from artificial dyes, and must glow with health and vigour.

1 Rhet. III. ii. 5.

2 In the introduction to this book, 19.

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