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[4] On tile other hand, the question more frequently turns on intention. Take the law1 “Let a hero choose what reward he will.” I deny that he is entitled to receive whatever he chooses. I cannot put forward any formal demurrer, but none the less I use the intention as against the letter of the law just as I should use a demurrer. In both cases the basis is the same.

1 i.e. an imaginary law of the schools of rhetoric.

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