rectification of law where law is defective because of its generality. In fact this is the
reason why things are not all determined by law: it is because there are some cases for
which it is impossible to lay down a law, so that a special ordinance becomes necessary.
For what is itself indefinite can only be measured by
an indefinite standard, like the leaden ruleExplained
either as used in building with polygonal stones （but this was not peculiar to
Lesbos）, or in making the Lesbian
form of moulding, which had a double curve. used by Lesbian builders; just as
that rule is not rigid but can be bent to the shape of the stone, so a special ordinance
is made to fit the circumstances of the case.
It is now plain what the equitable is, and that it is just, and that it is superior to
one sort of justice. And from this it is clear what the equitable man is: he is one who by
choice and habit does what is equitable, and who