It is not uncommon for
the litigant to demand a base and inhuman gratification of his rancour, such as not a single man among
the audience will approve, for it is on revenge rather
than on protection that his heart is set. But in this,
as in a number of other points, it is the duty of the
orator to refuse to comply with his clients' desires.
For how can a man with the least degree of gentlemanly feeling consent to make a brutal attack merely
because another desires it?