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[13] Calvus for example in his speech against Vatinius makes an admirable remark: “You know, gentlemen, that bribery has been committed and everybody knows that you know it.” Cicero again in the Verrines1 says that the ill-name acquired by the courts may be effaced by the condemnation of Verres, a statement that comes under the head of the conciliatory methods mentioned above. The appeal to tear also, if it is necessary to employ it to produce a like effect, occupies a more prominent place in the peroration than in the exordium, but I have expressed my views on this subject in an earlier book.2

1 I. xv. 43.

2 IV . i. 20, 21.

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