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Among many other jests, this was one: As he stood by the statue of Jupiter, he asked Apelles, the tragedian, which of them he thought was biggest? Upon his demurring about it, he lashed him most severely, now and then commending his voice whilst he entreated for mercy, as being well modulated even when he was venting his grief. As often as he kissed the neck of his wife or mistress, hewould say, "So beautiful a throat must be cut whenever Tplease;" and now and then he would threaten to put his dear Caesonia to the torture, that he pnight discover why he loved her so passionately.

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