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[28] There is, however, good reason for the rule prescribed by all authorities, that the voice should not be overstrained in the years of transition between boyhood and manhood, since at that period it is naturally weak, not, I think, on account of heat, as some allege (for there [p. 259] is more heat in the body at other periods), but rather on account of moisture, of which at that age there is a superabundance.

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