But for a
man who never once sought to bring me to justice for any public, nor, I will
add, for any private offence, whether for the city's sake or for his own, to
come into court armed with a denunciation of a crown and of a vote of thanks,
and to lavish such a wealth of eloquence on that plea, is a symptom of a
peevish, jealous, small-minded, good-for-nothing disposition. And the exhibition
of his turpitude is complete when he relinquishes his controversy with me, and
directs the whole of his attack upon the defendant.