And there is hardly
anyone, unless he be a born fool without the least
acquaintance with the practice of speaking, who does
not know what is the main issue of a dispute (or as
they call it the cause
or central argument
) and what is
between the parties and the point on which
the judge has to decide,
these three being identical.
For the question
is concerned with the matter in dispute and the decision of the judge
is given on the
point involved in the question.