Speaking broadly, men of the jury, I hold it right
that no man should have any excuse or immunity to rely on, when he is brought
before you, so valid that he is to be permitted to commit outrage; but if
allowance is to be made for anyone, it should be for those only who commit an
act of this sort in the folly of youth,—it is for these, I say, that
such indulgence should be reserved, and even in their case it should not extend
to the remission of the penalty, but to its mitigation.