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 But I perceive, even though my feelings carry me away, that the water in the clock1 is giving out, while I myself have fallen into thoughts and recriminations which would exhaust the day. Therefore, I pass over the multitude of calamities which these men have brought upon us; I thrust aside the throng of offenses which we might charge to their infamy, and content myself with just one word before I close.
1 The clepsydra or water-clock, which marked the time allowed to each speaker.