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[106] As to addressing another in place of the judge, it may be a means of making a point with greater brevity and give it greater force. On this subject I hold the same view that I expressed in dealing with the exordium, as I do on the subject of impersonation. This artifice however is employed not only by Servius Sulpicius in his speech on behalf of Aufidia, when he cries “Am I to suppose that you were drowsed with sleep or weighed down by some [p. 109] heavy lethargy?” but by Cicero1 as well, when in a passage which, like the above, belongs to the statement of facts, in speaking of the ships' captains he says, “You will give so much to enter, etc.”

1 Verr. v. xlv. 118.

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