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[40] But such words must be used sparingly and must not thrust themselves upon our notice, since there is nothing more tiresome than affectation, nor above all must they be drawn from remote and forgotten ages: I refer to words such as topper, “quite,” antegerio, “exceedingly,” exanclare, “to exhaust,” prosapia, “a race” and the language of the Salian Hymns now scarcely understood by its own priests.

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