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- And for this method we plead many precedents.Book 4 (2% in)
- Avarice presently treated this with ridicule, called it a distinction without a difference, and absolutely insisted that when once all pretensions of honour and virtue were given up in any one instance, that there was no precedent for resorting to them upon a second occasion.Book 6 (96% in)
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