must not ignore the fact that there are some cases
which do not admit of any form of gloss, but must
be defended forthright. An example is provided by
the case of the rich man who scourged the statue
of a poor man who was his enemy, and was subsequently indicted for assault. Here no one can deny
that the act was outrageous, but it may be possible
to maintain that it is not punishable by law.
Quintilian. With An English Translation. Harold Edgeworth Butler. Cambridge. Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann, Ltd. 1921.
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