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[41] be proved in a very few words. For if Cleanthes1 definition be accepted that “Art is a power reaching its ends by a definite path, that is, by ordered methods,” no one can doubt that there is such method and order in good speaking: while if, on the other hand, we accept the definition which meets with almost universal approval that art consists in perceptions agreeing and cooperating to the achievement of some useful end, we shall be able to show that rhetoric lacks none of these characteristics.

1 Fr. 790.

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