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[15] The following forms of reflexion are even more modern. There is the type which depends on surprise for its effect, as, for example, when Vibius Crispus, in denouncing the man who wore a breastplate when strolling in the forum and alleged that he did so because he feared for his life, cried, “Who [p. 291] gave you leave to be such a coward?” Another instance is the striking remark made by Africanus to Nero with reference to the death of Agrippina: “Caesar, your provinces of Gaul entreat you to bear your good fortune with courage.”

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