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[76] When, however, it is respect for some person that hampers us (which I mentioned as the second condition1 under which such figures may be used), all the greater caution is required because the sense of shame is a stronger deterrent to all good men than fear. In such cases the judge must be impressed with the fact that we are hiding what we know and keeping back the words which our natural impulse to speak out the truth would cause to burst from our lips. For those against whom we are speaking, together with the judges and our audience, would [p. 423] assuredly be all the more incensed by such toying with detraction, if they thought that we were inspired by deliberate malice.

1 See § 66.

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