But it will often happen that a discreditable case has the law on its side, and to prevent
the judges giving us only a grudging and reluctant hearing on the point of law, we shall have to
warn them with some frequency that we shall shortly
proceed to defend our client's honour and integrity,
if they will only wait a little and allow us to follow
the order of our proofs.
Quintilian. With An English Translation. Harold Edgeworth Butler. Cambridge. Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann, Ltd. 1921.
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