You must not accuse me of crime,
because Philip happened to win the battle; for the event was in God's hands, not
mine. Show me that I did not adopt, as far as human calculation could go, all
the measures that were practicable, or that I did not carry them out with
honesty and diligence, and with an industry that overtaxed my strength; or else
show me that the enterprises I initiated were not honor able, worthy of
, and inevitable. Prove
that, and then denounce me; but not till then.