But for my part, men of
the jury, in the first place I do not think that a defence of that sort is
legitimate, or that it is proper, when one is manifestly shown to be in the
wrong, for him to shift the charges and have recourse to accusation and calumny;
nay, for his counter-charges, if he is suffering any wrong, he will plainly
receive satisfaction, but for the claims made on him, he will give it. For how
could I now defend myself against the slanders of these men, if I passed over
the matters upon which you are to give your verdict?