And again, he gained great applause by an encomium on Marcus Crassus from the rostra, and then a few days afterwards as publicly reviled him, whereupon Crassus said:
‘What, did you not stand there yourself a day or two ago and praise me?’
‘Yea,’ said Cicero,
‘exercising my eloquence by way of practice on a bad subject.’
Plutarch. Plutarch's Lives. with an English Translation by. Bernadotte Perrin. Cambridge, MA. Harvard University Press. London. William Heinemann Ltd. 1919. 7.
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