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[839d] for the whole State to be able to continue this practice constantly; and that, too, in spite of the evidence of facts and the existence of the practice in your countries; and even there, as applied to women, the practice is regarded as non-natural. Thus it was that, because of the strength of this unbelief, I said that it is most difficult to get both these matters permanently legalized.

And you were right in that.

Still, to show that it is not beyond the power of man, but possible, would you like me to try to state an argument which is not without some plausibility?


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