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[46] The task of the peroration is not however confined to exciting pity in the judges: it may also be required to dispel the pity which they feel, either by a set speech designed to recall them from their tears to a consideration of the justice of the case, or by a few witticisms such as, “Give the boy some bread to stop him crying,” or the remark made by counsel to a corpulent client, whose opponent, a mere child, had been carried round the court by his advocate, “What am I to do? I can't carry you!”

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