Still, there are some cases in which none of these
three courses is possible. “She is accused of adultery on the ground that after a widowhood of twelve
months she was delivered of a child.” In this case
there is no ground for dispute. Consequently I regard as the height of folly the advice that is given
in such cases, that what cannot be defended should
be ignored and passed over in silence, at any rate if
the point in question is that on which the judge has
to give his decision.