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[10] A brief example will show what I mean. When the accused says “Admitting that I did it, I was right to do it,” he makes the basis one of quality; but when he adds “but I did not do it,” he introduces an element of conjecture.1 But denial of the facts is always the stronger line of defence, and therefore I conceive the basis to reside in that which I should say, if I were confined to one single line of argument.

1 See § 30 aqq.

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