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The poets aim is either to profit or to please, or to blend in one the delightful and the useful. Whatever the lesson you would convey, be brief, that your hearers may catch quickly what is said and faithfully retain it. Every superfluous word is spilled from the too-full memory.

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Source Notes: Source: HORACE, Ars Poetica, lines 33337.Edward Henry Blakeney, Horace on the Art of Poetry, p. 54 .Horaces message is often condensed to Whatever advice you give, be brief. line 335.

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Charles Horace Mayo (July 19, 1865 May 26, 1939) was an American medical practitioner and a co-founder of the Mayo Clinic.

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