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[19] If there is but one complexion, one voice, and one notion among all the witnesses; if, as they say, they not only do not attempt to corroborate their statements by any arguments, but if they do not even produce any description of documents either public or private, (which, however, can easily be forged,) then, O judges, which way am I to turn, or what am I to do? Am I to argue with every one of them?
*** Had you nothing to give? He will say he had. Who is to know that? Who is to judge that there was no reason
***? He will make out that there was. How can we refute him, and show that it was in his power not to give if he did not choose? He will say that it was extorted by force. What eloquence is able by force of argument to confute the impudence of a man whom one does not know?


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