many cases expediency may make it desirable to
reverse the order. Further, we have to seek not
merely motives affecting the will, but also causes
leading to error, such as drunkenness or ignorance.
For just as such considerations lessen the guilt of a
crime when regarded from the point of view of its
quality, so they tell heavily against the criminal as
far as the question of fact is concerned.
Quintilian. With An English Translation. Harold Edgeworth Butler. Cambridge. Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann, Ltd. 1922.
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