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[23] A similar absurdity is to be found in the declamation, to which I have already referred, in which a father poisons his son who insists on tearing his flesh with his teeth: “The man who eats such flesh, deserves such drink.” Or again, take this passage from the theme of the luxurious man who is alleged to have pretended to starve himself to death: “Tie a noose [p. 295] for yourself: you have good reason to be angry with your throat. 'rake poison: it is fit that a luxurious man should die of drink!”

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