If such means
of defence are not available, we must take refuge
with the plea that the charges made are not
relevant to the case, that because a man has committed certain sins, it does not follow that he has
committed all, and that the accusers ventured to
make such false charges merely because they hoped
by injuring and insulting the accused to be able
to overwhelm him with the unpopularity thus
Quintilian. With An English Translation. Harold Edgeworth Butler. Cambridge. Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann, Ltd. 1922.
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