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[12] But this knack will only be of real service if it be preceded by the art of which we have spoken,1 so that what is irrational in itself will nevertheless be founded on reason. For unless a man speaks in an orderly, ornate and fluent manner, I refuse to dignify his utterance with the name of speech, but consider it the merest rant.

1 §§ 5–7.

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