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[74] I am ready to admit that such qualities please many, and I feel no surprise that this should [p. 493] be the case. For any kind of eloquence is pleasing and attractive to the car, and every effort of the voice inspires a natural pleasure in the soul of man; indeed this is the sole cause of those familiar gatherings in the Forum or on the Old Wall,1 so that there is small reason for wonder if any pleader is safe to draw a ring of listeners from the crowd.

1 The agger of Servius Tullius, which served as a promenadec. The nearest modern parallel may be found in the “Hyde Park orator.”

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