whereas our own words and deeds can only be justified by their intention, the deeds and words of others
can be disposed of in a number of different ways.
My remarks on this subject have, I think, been
confined to one very important class of conjectural
cases, but something of what I have said will apply
to all cases. For example, in cases concerned with
theft, deposits and loans, arguments are derived both
from possibilities (as when we enquire whether there
was any money to deposit), and from persons, as when
we raise the question whether it is credible that anyone deposited money with this man or trusted him
with a loan, or that the claimant is bringing a false
accusation, or that the accused repudiates his debt or
is a thief.