They plead for me, their master, to stop but I never will now that I know what I'm capable of accomplishing.
Don't plead my case for me.
Verse 58: " O plead, Lord, the cause of my soul!
St Jerome's mind was first seriously directed to religion while studying at Trier about 370, and St Martin of Tours came in 385 to plead with the tryant Maximus for the lives of the heretic Priscillian and his followers.
No doubt it would generally be advantageous to plead it as early as possible.