Sometimes proposition is highly advantageous, more
especially when the fact cannot be defended and
the question turns on the definition of the fact;
as for example in the case of the man who has taken
the money of a private individual from a temple: we
shall say, “My client is charged with sacrilege. It
is for you to decide whether it was sacrilege,” so
that the judge may understand that his sole duty is
to decide whether the charge is tantamount to
Quintilian. With An English Translation. Harold Edgeworth Butler. Cambridge. Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann, Ltd. 1921.
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