have sworn to give a verdict, not in regard to matters upon which the defendant
asks your decision, but in regard to those only which are raised by the
prosecution. The cause of action must be made clear by the complaint of the
prosecutor, and this in my case is a suit against this man for false testimony.
Let him not, then, leave this and talk about matters regarding which I am not
suing him; and do you, if he is so shameless, refuse to permit it.
Demosthenes. Demosthenes with an English translation by A. T. Murray, Ph.D., LL.D. Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1939.
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