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[25] And yet I do not fail to realize what a great difference there is in persuasiveness between discourses which are spoken and those which are to be read, and that all men have assumed that the former are delivered on subjects which are important and urgent, while the latter are composed for display and personal gain.1

1 Cf. Isoc. Letter 1.2-3. See Jebb, Attic Orators, ii. p. 67.

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