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[18] it means that which is said with grace and charm. Salsus is, as a rule, applied only to what is laughable: but this is not its natural application, although whatever is laughable should have the salt of wit in it. For Cicero,1 when he says that whatever has the salt of wit is Attic, does not say this because persons of the Attic school are specially given to laughter; and again when Catullus says—

In all her body not a grain of salt!

Cat. lxxxvi. 4.
he does not mean that there is nothing in her body to give cause for laughter.

1 Orat. xxvi. 90.

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