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[6] It can hardly be argued that, while the gestures of the actor are capable of imparting a wealth of varied meaning [p. 117] to the same words, the power of oratory is restricted to a narrower scope, so that when a thing has once been said, it is impossible to say anything else on the same theme. Why, even if it be granted that no new expression we discover can be better than or even equal to the old, it may, at any rate, be a good second.

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