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Incoepi istam abusionem improbare, sed nihil valuit sibi, non enim poterat credere, quòd aliqua anima posset sine corpore manere.
"Quin ejusdem hominis sit, qui improbos probet, probos improbare!"
"Obesse non potest, quin ejusdem hominis sit, probos improbare, qui improbos probet."
How much better would the period have terminated if he had said, -- "_quin ejusdem hominis fit, qui improbos probet, probos improbare_!"
Let us, for instance, take the following passage from the speech of Gracchus to the Censors; -- "_Abesse non potest, quin ejusdem hominis fit, probos improbare, qui improbos probet_;" "There is no possibility of doubting that the same person who is an enemy to virtue, must be a friend to vice."