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[19] As regards his own eloquence, he never made immoderate claims for it in his pleading, while he always paid a handsome tribute to the eloquence of the advocate, who opposed him. For example, there are passages such as the following: “If there be aught of talent in me, and I am only too conscious [p. 167] how little it is,”1 and, “In default of talent, I turned to industry for aid.”2

1 Pro Arch. i. I.

2 Pro Quint. i. 4.

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