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[123] Such a proceeding merely retards the process of speaking to an incalculable extent, if it is always necessary for us to try each single [p. 271] argument and thus learn by experiment what is apt and suitable to our case. In fact I am not sure that it will not be an actual obstacle to progress unless a certain innate penetration and a power of rapid divination seconded by study lead us straight to the arguments which suit our case.

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