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Crimes and the products of them that are easy to conceal, especially in the case of stealing, which is here most prominent in the author's thoughts. Such are things that are soon consumed, as eatables, or things that can be easily changed (in their appearance, without losing their value; so that they shall not be recognized, and the theft escape detection), in respect of their shape (as plate and coin by melting), or colour (cloth or silk by dyeing), or mixture (as liquids of all kinds). Victorius refers to Cic. de Fin. V 25. 74, of the Stoics, Atque ut reliqui fures earum rerum quas ceperunt signa commutant, sic illi ut sententiis nostris (sc. Academicorum) pro suis uterentur nomina tanquam rerum notas mutaverunt. There is about the same amount of resemblance in this topic to that of § 8, as we found in § 28 (q. v.) to that of § 14; the circumstance is nearly the same, the application different.
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