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[55] since it repeats what has already been said and, before passing to a new point, dwells on those which precede. I will translate a very famous instance from the Greek.1 “I did not say this, without making a formal proposal to that effect, I did not make that proposal without undertaking the embassy, nor undertake the embassy without persuading the Thebans.”

1 Demosth. de Cor. 179.

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