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[935d] What then? Are we to countenance the readiness to ridicule people which is shown by comic writers,1 provided that in their comedies they employ this sort of language about citizens without any show of passion? Or shall we divide ridicule under the two heads of jest and earnest, and allow anyone to ridicule any other in jest and without passion,2

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