Now, if, as
time goes on, he undertakes to set on foot any of the same practices as these
men （these are indictments, presentments for contraband, informations,
arrests） and on the basis of one of these he is condemned to pay a fine
to the state （for there are many vicissitudes in mortal affairs, and
you know well how to keep in due bounds even the most clever people on any
occasion when they overreach themselves）, why will his name be entered
on the record any more than mine?