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[16] I would not however entirely condemn the order mentioned above,1 since there are certain arguments which, though hard in themselves, may serve to soften those which come after. The proverb, “If you want to get your due, you must ask for something more,”2

1 § 13.

2 The proverb would seem originally to refer to bargaining in the market: the salesman, knowing he will be beaten down, sets his original price too high. But it would equally apply to claims for damages in the courts.

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