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“ [36] These (and there may be yet more like them) are the various devices for the embellishment of our style, either by the cast of our thought or the conformation of our language.”

Most of these statements are repeated by Cicero in the Orator,1 but not all, while his language is somewhat more precise, since after dealing with figures of speech and of thought he adds a third section, concerned, as he himself says, with the other excellences of style.

1 xxxix. 134 sqq.

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