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[127] On the other hand we shall employ cola by preference when narrating facts, or relax the texture of our periods by considerable pauses and looser connexions, always excepting those passages in which narration is designed for decorative effect and not merely for the instruction of the audience, as for example the passage in the Verrines where Cicero1 tells the story of the Rape of Proserpine: for in such cases a smooth and flowing texture is required.

1 Verr. IV. xlviii. 106.

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