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[13] For what I have now to demonstrate is that when amplification is our purpose we [p. 271] compare not merely whole with whole, but part with part, as in the following passage:1 “Did that illustrious citizen, the pontifex maximus, Publius Scipio, acting merely in his private capacity, kill Tiberius Gracchus when he introduced but slight changes for the worse that did not seriously impair the constitution of the state, and shall we as consuls suffer Catiline to live, whose aim was to lay waste the whole world with fire and sword?”

1 Cat. i. i. 3. Phil. ii. xxv. 63.

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