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[21] The young man, however, whom his instructor has compelled to be as realistic as possible in declamation, and to deal with every class of subject, instead of merely selecting the easiest and most attractive cases, as is done at present, will thus qualify himself much more rapidly for actual forensic practice. Under existing circumstances the practice of the principle1 which I mentioned second is, as a rule, hampered by the large size of the classes and the practice of allotting certain days for recitation, to which must be added [p. 127] the contributory circumstance that the boys' parents are more interested in the number of their sons' recitations than their quality.

1 I.e. “per totas ire materias.”

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