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[19] It is, however, on the judge that we shall pin our highest hopes, if the circumstances be such that acquittal will result in giving him a reputation for clemency rather than for regrettable weakness. But even in the ordinary courts appeals for mercy are frequently employed to a large extent, although they will not colour the whole of our pleading. For the following form of division is common:—“Even if he had committed the offence, he would have deserved forgiveness,” a plea which has often turned the balance in doubtful cases, while practically all perorations contain such appeals.

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