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[88] Of a similar nature are jests whose point lies in insinuation. Such was the reply which Cicero1 quotes as given to the man who complained that his wife had hung herself on a fig-tree. “I wish,” said someone, “you would give me a slip of that tree to plant.” For there the meaning is obvious, though it is not expressed in so many words.

1 ib. lxix. 278.

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