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[43] On the other hand, that is no reason for thus calumniating the man who, as I said in dealing with the subject of artistic structure,1 succeeds in improving upon the bare necessaries of style. For the common language of every day seems to me to be of a different character from the style of an eloquent speaker. If all that was required of the latter was merely to indicate the facts, he might rest content with literalness of language, without [p. 475] further elaboration. But since it is his duty to delight and move his audience and to play upon the various feelings, it becomes necessary for him to employ those additional aids which are granted to us by that same nature which gave us speech.

1 x. ch. 4.

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