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[6] This is especially to be observed when a number of persons are brought to trial on the same charge. For, as a rule, the last to be judged are let off, since your anger has then ceased, and as you listen to them you willingly admit their disproofs.1

1 The slanderer has the art of raising indignation against his victims: if there is time for this to cool down, the falsity of his charges is exposed.

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