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[31] Again, different kinds of eloquence suit different speakers. For example, a full, haughty, bold and florid style would be less becoming to an old man than that restrained, mild and precise style to which Cicero refers, when he says that his style is beginning to grow grey-haired.1 It is the same with their style as their clothes; purple and scarlet raiment goes ill with grey hairs.

1 Brut. ii. 8.

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