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[27] For there is scarce a single day in our lives that is so full of occupations that we may not, at some moment or other, snatch a few precious minutes, as Cicero1 records that Brutus was [p. 149] wont to do, either for writing or reading or speaking; Gaius Carbo,2 for example, was in the habit of indulging in such exercises even in his tent.

1 Or. 34.

2 A supporter of Tib. Graccllus, who went over to the senatorial party and was consul 120 B.C. Committed suicide in the following year. Cicero praises his eloquence and industry; p. Brut. 103–5,de Or. I. § 154.

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