The whole of this book, therefore, will be devoted
to arrangement, an art the acquisition of which would
never have been such a rarity, had it been possible to
lay down general rules which would suit all subjects.
Put since cases in the courts have always presented
an infinite variety, and will continue to do so, and
since through all the centuries there has never been
found one single case which was exactly like any
other, the pleader must rely upon his sagacity, keep
his eyes open, exercise his powers of invention and
judgment and look to himself for advice. On the
other hand, I do not deny that there are some points
which are capable of demonstration and which
accordingly I shall be careful not to pass by.