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[100] as the man did who asked a witness, who alleged that lie had been wounded by the accused, whether he had any scar to show for it. The witness proceeded to show a huge scar on his thigh, on which lie remarked, “I wish he had wounded you in the side.”1 A happy use may also be made of insult. Hispo, for example, when the accuser charged him with scandalous crimes, replied, “You judge my character by your own”; while Fulvius Propinquus, when asked by the representative of the emperor whether the documents which he produced were autographs, replied, “Yes, Sir, and the handwriting is genuine, too!”2

1 ac. because then he would have killed you.

2 Presumably the legatus had been suspected of forgery.

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