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[121] Again I am far from disapproving of the introduction of some striking sentence designed to stimulate the judge's jaded palate. The best way of so doing is the interposition of a short sentence like the following: “Milo's slaves did what everyone would have wished his own slaves to do under similar circumstances”1: at times we may even be a little more daring and produce something like the following: “The mother-in-law wedded her son-in-law: there were no witnesses, none to sanction the union, and the omens were dark and sinister.”2

1 pro Mil. x. 29.

2 pro Clu. v. 14.

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