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[48] or “I might say, etc.”1 Such kinds of irony may even be sustained at times through whole sections of our argument, as, for instance, where Cicero2 says, “If I were to plead on this point as though there were some real charge to refute, I should speak at greater length.” It is also irony when we assume the tone of command or concession, as in Virgil's3
“Go!
Follow the winds to Italy;

1 pro Cael. xxii. 53.

2 pro Cluent. lx. 166.

3 Aen. iv. 381. Dido to Aeneas. She continues by praying for his destruution.

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