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[100] I note that comparison is also regarded as a figure, although at times it is a form of proof,1 and at others the whole case may turn upon it,2 while its form may be illustrated by the following passage from [p. 439] the pro Murena:3 “You pass wakeful nights that you may be able to reply to your clients; he that he and his army may arrive betimes at their destination. You are roused by cockcrow, he by the bugle's reveille,” and so on.

1 See v. xi. 32 (where for hredem read heredi with MSS.) “The man to whom the usufruct of a house has been left will not restore it in the interests of the heir if it collapses: just as he would not replace a slave if he should die.”

2 E.g. when the accused admits that he is guilty of a crime, but seeks to show that his wrongdoing was the cause of greater good.

3 pro Muren. ix. 22.

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